run along


ran along; run along; running along; runs along

intransitive verb

: to go away : be on one's way : depart

Examples of run along in a Sentence

I'd love to stay longer, but I must be running along.
Recent Examples on the Web Generating particular excitement among planners is the prospect of opening up Eel River Canyon, abutting the nearly 200-mile Eel River, which runs along the northwestern coast not far from the Pacific Ocean. Lila Seidman, Los Angeles Times, 6 Apr. 2024 The parade will start at the east end of downtown by the VTA light rail tracks and run along Campbell Avenue to Third Street. Anne Gelhaus, The Mercury News, 24 Mar. 2024 One end of the beach to the other is about three miles, and a free trolley shuttle runs along the island from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Valeriya Safronova, New York Times, 14 Mar. 2024 The tower would replace the existing church and eight other buildings on the site, which runs along William Howard Taft Road between Eden Avenue and Bellevue Avenue, according to Ed Wiethe, a church member and development advisor for the project. Randy Tucker, The Enquirer, 14 Mar. 2024 The parade, which is streamed live worldwide, runs along Piazza del Popolo, Via del Corso, Via dei Condotti, Piazza di Spagna, Via del Babuino and then back to Piazza del Popolo. Alec Johnson, Journal Sentinel, 6 Mar. 2024 There are bins for your belongings that run along a conveyor belt and backscatter X-ray machines to scan your body. Matt Novak / Gizmodo, Quartz, 6 Mar. 2024 Those larvae eventually end up in the deer’s carotid artery, which runs along its neck. Katie Hill, Outdoor Life, 29 Feb. 2024 The exterior of the two versions appears to be identical to one another, down to the sculpted line that runs along the side of the vehicle from the door to the headlight. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 15 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1803, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of run along was in 1803

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“Run along.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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