Definition of come running
: to run to someone The dog came running when she called it.
Word by Word Definitions
: to move toward something : approach
: to move or journey to a vicinity with a specified purpose
: to reach a particular station in a series
: the action of running
: physical condition for running
: cursive, flowing
: fluid, runny
: incessant, continuous
: in succession : consecutively
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