run rampant

Definition of run rampant

  1. :  to be very common or to spread very quickly and in a way that is difficult to control Rumors of her engagement ran rampant.

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

rampantplay
  1. :  rearing upon the hind legs with forelegs extended

    :  marked by a menacing wildness, extravagance, or absence of restraint

    :  profusely widespread


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