Examples of running mate in a Sentence
When John F. Kennedy ran for president, his running mate was Lyndon Johnson.
inseparable running mates who first met when they were in elementary school
Recent Examples of running mate from the Web
Two Republican candidates have already announced their selections for running mate.
Michel and running mate Nick Chubb were awesome for Georgia.
The amendment made sure, among other things, that running mates won and lost together.
Griebel and running mate Monte Frank, an attorney from Newtown known for his gun control activism, face several hurdles right out of the gate.
Most South Carolinians — including those in political circles — never heard of GOP Gov. Henry McMaster’s choice for running mate.
After being a hot commodity to start the season, Crowell hasn’t eclipsed 60 rushing yards in a game and continues to be outplayed by running mate Duke Johnson.
Trump was trying to entice Ventura to be his running mate in the 2004 election.
The connections to Pence sparked unsubstantiated gossip in Jefferson City earlier this year that if for some reason Trump didn’t run for re-election or didn’t finish his term, Greitens could be Pence’s running mate.
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First Known Use of running mate
running mate Synonyms
Synonymscohort, companion, compatriot, compeer, comrade, crony, fellow, hobnobber, mate, associate
Related Wordscolleague, coworker, equal, peer, workmate; accomplice, affiliate, ally, collaborator, confederate, half, partner; buddy, chum, confidant, familiar, friend, hearty, intimate, pal; countryman; classmate, housemate, messmate, playfellow, playmate, roommate, schoolmate, shipmate, teammate; attendant, escort; hanger-on, leech, parasite
RUNNING MATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of running mate for English Language Learners
: the person who runs with someone in an election (such as an election to choose a new president) and who is given the less important position (such as vice president) if they are elected
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