run


run

noun

Definition of RUN

1
a prevailing or general movement or inclination <the company's stock has remained consistent with the overall run of the market>
2
chiefly Midland  a natural body of running water smaller than a river <a run full of catfish>
Synonyms beck [British], bourn (or bourne), brook, brooklet, burn [British], gill [British], rill, rivulet, run [chiefly Midland], runlet, runnel, streamlet
3
the period during which something exists, lasts, or is in progress <the actor has been assigned the part for the run of the show>
4
the right to act or move freely <gave the dogs the run of the place>
Synonyms authorization, free hand, latitude, license (or licence), run
5
runs pl  abnormally frequent intestinal evacuations with more or less fluid stools <with weekend guests in the house, it was no time to get the runs>
Related Words dysentery, shigellosis; scour(s)

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