rat run


Definition of rat run

British, informal

  1. :  a small street that connects larger roads and that drivers use to get more quickly to the place they are going

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  any of numerous rodents (Rattus and related genera) differing from the related mice especially by considerably larger size

    :  any of various similar rodents

    :  a contemptible person: such as

  1. :  to catch or hunt rats

    :  to work as a scab

    :  to give (hair) the effect of greater quantity (as by use of a rat)

  1. :  to go faster than a walk

    :  to go steadily by springing steps so that both feet leave the ground for an instant in each step

    :  to move at a fast gallop

  1. :  an act or the action of running :  continued rapid movement

    :  a quickened gallop

    :  a migration of fish (as up or down a river) especially to spawn

  1. :  being in a melted state

    :  made from molten material :  cast in a mold

    :  having made a migration or spawning run

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