run–in

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noun \ˈrən-ˌin\

Definition of run–in

  1. 1 British :  the final part of a race or racetrack

  2. 2 :  altercation, quarrel

  3. 3 :  something inserted as a substantial addition in copy or typeset matter

First Known Use of run–in

1799


RUN–IN Defined for English Language Learners

run-in

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Definition of run–in for English Language Learners

  • : an angry argument


RUN–IN Defined for Kids

run–in

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noun \ˈrən-ˌin\

Definition of run–in for Students

  1. :  an angry argument


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