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
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.
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.
Trump was trying to entice Ventura to be his running mate in the 2004 election.
Ryan, 44, was briefly considered for the role of Hillary Clinton's running mate last year.
By the time of his coronation, Trump had committed himself to every major item on the Christian right’s agenda — and made one of the movement’s favorite sons his running mate.
In many ways the 19-year-old Pulisic is Altidore's most natural partner on the roster, certainly the closest thing the U.S. has to his club running mate Giovinco.
Virginia has elected some high-octane Democrats, from the voluble McAuliffe to Sen. Tim Kaine, who was Hillary Clinton’s running mate last fall, and Sen. Mark R. Warner, who is helping lead the probe of Russian influence in U.S. elections.
Even Senator Tim Kaine, Clinton’s running mate last year, thinks the Democrats need to simplify their message.
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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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