runner's high

noun

Definition of runner's high

: a feeling of euphoria that is experienced by some individuals engaged in strenuous running and that is held to be associated with a release of endorphins by the brain

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Recent Examples on the Web One thing that comes close to rivaling a runner's high (or second wind) is the satisfaction of snagging a really good deal on brand new workout gear. Karina Hoshikawa, refinery29.com, 25 June 2020

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First Known Use of runner's high

1975, in the meaning defined above

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“Runner's high.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/runner%27s%20high. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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runner's high

noun
run·​ner's high | \ ˈrən-ərz- How to pronounce runner's high (audio) \

Medical Definition of runner's high

: a feeling of euphoria that is experienced by some individuals engaged in strenuous running and that is held to be associated with the release of endorphins by the brain

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