run the gamut

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of run the gamut

:to encompass an entire range of something
  • Her emotions ran the gamut from joy to despair.

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

gamut play
  1. : the whole series of recognized musical notes

  2. : an entire range or series


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