run its course

Definition of run its course

used to say that something begins, continues for a time, and then ends
  • The disease usually runs its course in a few days.

Word by Word Definitions

run play
  1. : to go faster than a walk

  2. : to move at a fast gallop

  3. : flee, retreat, escape

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

  2. : a quickened gallop

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

  1. : being in a melted state

  2. : made from molten material : cast in a mold

  3. : having made a migration or spawning run

course play
  1. : the act or action of moving in a path from point to point

  2. : the path over which something moves or extends: such as

  3. : racecourse

  1. : to follow close upon : pursue

  2. : to hunt or pursue (game) with hounds

  3. : to cause (dogs) to run (as after game)


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