run-in

noun
\ ˈrən-ˌin How to pronounce run-in (audio) \

Definition of run-in

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 British : the final part of a race or racetrack
3 : something inserted as a substantial addition in copy or typeset matter

run in

verb
ran in; run in; running in; runs in

Definition of run in (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1a : to insert as additional matter
b : to make (typeset matter) continuous without a paragraph or other break
2 : to arrest for a usually minor offense
3 chiefly British : to break in (a new machine) gradually by careful operation

intransitive verb

: to pay a casual visit

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Examples of run-in in a Sentence

Verb

I just thought I'd run in and pick up my package. if we catch you shoplifting again, we're going to run you in

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The ad, which ran in Italian, was part of a series of videos promoting Alitalia's new nonstop route from Rome to Washington, D.C. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, "Alitalia apologizes for ad featuring a blackface Obama," 5 July 2019 Italian director Ermanno Olmi, who died in 2018, was mostly self-taught, according to an obituary that ran in The New York Times. Greg Burnett, cleveland.com, "Cleveland Cinematheque honors Italian director Ermanno Olmi in a seven-part film series," 4 July 2019 There’s just one problem: The people in the videos that ran in the past few months are all actually models in stock video footage produced far from the U.S. in France, Brazil and Turkey, and available to anyone online for a fee. Bernard Condon, USA TODAY, "Trump campaign ads use 'fake' stock models to portray supporters," 3 July 2019 There’s just one problem: The people in the videos that ran in the past few months are all actually models in stock video footage produced far from the U.S. in France, Brazil and Turkey, and available to anyone online for a fee. NBC News, "Trump Facebook ads use models to portray actual supporters," 2 July 2019 There’s just one problem: The people in the videos that ran in the past few months are all actually models in stock video footage produced far from the U.S. in France, Brazil and Turkey, and available to anyone online for a fee. Bernard Condon, The Mercury News, "Trump’s Facebook ads use models posing as supporters," 2 July 2019 There's just one problem: The people in the videos that ran in the past few months are all actually models in stock video footage produced far from the U.S. in France, Brazil and Turkey, and available to anyone online for a fee. Bernard Condon, Houston Chronicle, "Trump Facebook ads use models to portray actual supporters," 2 July 2019 Some early users have complained of frequent loss of the 5G signal, forcing the phone to run in a slower 4G mode. Hiawatha Bray, BostonGlobe.com, "Verizon debuts super-fast 5G wireless service in Providence," 2 July 2019 There’s just one problem: The people in the videos that ran in the past few months are all actually models in stock video footage produced far from the U.S. in France, Brazil and Turkey, and available to anyone online for a fee. Washington Post, "Trump Facebook ads use models to portray actual supporters," 2 July 2019

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First Known Use of run-in

Noun

1799, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1888, in the meaning defined at sense 1b

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Dictionary Entries near run-in

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runiform

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run-in groove

r unit

runite

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The first known use of run-in was in 1799

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More Definitions for run-in

run-in

noun

English Language Learners Definition of run-in

informal : an angry argument

run-in

noun
\ ˈrən-ˌin\

Kids Definition of run-in

: an angry argument

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