Definition of run late
- The buses are running late.
- I have to hurry. I'm running late.
: to go faster than a walk
: to move at a fast gallop
: flee, retreat, escape
: 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
: being in a melted state
: made from molten material : cast in a mold
: having made a migration or spawning run
: coming or remaining after the due, usual, or proper time
: of, relating to, or imposed because of tardiness
: of or relating to an advanced stage in point of time or development : occurring near the end of a period of time or series
: after the usual or proper time
: at or to an advanced point of time
: not long ago : recently
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