run one's course

Definition of run one's course

of a thing

  1. :  to progress in the usual way She'll be fine soon. The illness usually runs its course in a few days.

Word by Word Definitions

  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

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

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

    :  racecourse

  1. :  to follow close upon :  pursue

    :  to hunt or pursue (game) with hounds

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


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