long run


Definition of long run

: a relatively long period of time usually used in the phrase in the long run

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long-run \ ˈlȯŋ-​ˈrən How to pronounce long-run (audio) \ adjective

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The dynamic load sensor is used in Auto Mode but there is also a Boost Mode, equipped with the most powerful suction, and Eco Mode, which has the longest run time. Sarah Bogdan, Good Housekeeping, "Dyson’s New V11 Torque Drive Stick Vacuum Has Features That Will Blow You Away," 20 Mar. 2019 Given that the Republican congressional coalition depends on white college voters, particularly those living in the suburbs, this divide spells trouble for the GOP in both the short and the long run. Zack Beauchamp, Vox, "A MAGA outlet just published a piece blaming Trump for the GOP midterm loss," 15 Nov. 2018 But according to pro stylist Eddie Ross, there's a better way to swatch paint that'll save you from extra prep work in the long run. Emma Bazilian, House Beautiful, "This Is the Best Way to Test Paint Colors," 4 Apr. 2019 Block off time each week to do things that are meaningful to you and that matter in the long run for your health, family, and friends. Samantha Boardman, Marie Claire, "How to Actually Get Through Your To-Do List," 28 Dec. 2018 Can Larson stand up to Truex, Harvick and Busch, all of whom seem to be ready to make long runs through the playoffs? Mike Hembree, USA TODAY, "Hembree: Kyle Larson continues to prove he's a serious NASCAR title contender," 2 July 2018 But just be mindful of how that imagery plays into people’s psyche in the long run. Scarlett Newman, Teen Vogue, "Beauty Influencer Jackie Aina Calls Out The Lack Of Nude Makeup For Dark-Skinned Women," 26 Mar. 2019 In fact, varying the time will actually help in the long run, Dr. Becker says. Alexandra Gekas, Woman's Day, "9 Things Your Dog Is Trying to Tell You, According to Experts," 25 Feb. 2019 But in the long run, investors may want to know who’s paying the bill for all that growth. Jacky Wong, WSJ, "Baidu’s Costly Search for Growth," 22 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of long run

1607, in the meaning defined above

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