: to make (a golf ball) roll forward after alighting
baseball: to eject (a player, coach, or manager) from a game
Ron Luciano ran Weaver early in game one of a doubleheader in 1975, and then ran him again during the lineup meeting prior to the start of game two.—Jeff Burd
Using Run in the Past Tense: Usage Guide
The past tense run still survives in speech in southern England and in the speech especially of older people in some parts of the U.S. It was formerly used in literature, and was a standard variant in our dictionaries from 1828 until 1934. Grammarians have generally opposed it, and many people consider it nonstandard. Just about everybody uses ran in writing now.
How fast can you run?
He runs faster than anyone else on the team.
She ran up the stairs to get her jacket.
We ran for the train—but missed it.
I heard her scream and ran to help.
She ran to me for help.
The dog ran away from me.
The dog ran toward me.
When I called the dog, he came running.
Don't expect me to come running every time you want something. I'm not your servant. Noun
He goes for a six-mile run every evening.
She took the dogs out for a run. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
Joe Walker extended the lead for the Panthers, breaking through the defense and running 68 yards to the end zone, but Murphy missed the extra point, leaving the Generals a slim hope of a comeback.—Jenna Malinowski, Detroit Free Press, 29 May 2023 Many hospital systems have set up their own centers to manage requests to transfer patients into their facilities, including the hospitals run by Los Angeles County.—Emily Alpert Reyes, Los Angeles Times, 28 May 2023 Under the old structure, counties run by Republicans dominated the board.—Jay Root, New York Times, 28 May 2023 The Jets struggled to find ways to get Bell the ball, and the offensive system run by then-coach Adam Gase did not emphasize running backs as Bell's previous offenses.—Lorenzo Reyes, USA TODAY, 28 May 2023 The comedian reprised his role as Tanner patriarch Danny in Fuller House, which ran for five seasons and featured all of Full House's original main characters except for the Olsens.—Jessica Wang, EW.com, 28 May 2023 Moeller manages its aggression After Eli Ernst extended a Moeller run to three points, Hudson called a timeout in the first set to preserve its 18-15 lead.—Alex Harrison, The Enquirer, 28 May 2023 James Anderson, 30, who pushed the wheelchair of his running partner and cousin, Rusty Wilkins, 26, said seeing the Hoyt family and fellow racing teams helped him.—John Hilliard, BostonGlobe.com, 27 May 2023 Perfect for seasoned marathoners, running novices, and everyone in between, these high-performing pairs will give you the right level of support, cushioning, and stability to make it to the finish line.—Kristine Thomason, Travel + Leisure, 27 May 2023
The only run to that point scored in the fifth when Wells allowed a double to Will Brennan and balked him to third ahead of a sacrifice fly by Cam Gallagher, who spent time in Baltimore’s organization last season.—Nathan Ruiz, Baltimore Sun, 29 May 2023 Alex Palou is the pole-sitter for the 2023 Indianapolis 500 after setting the pole position record with a 4-lap, 10-mile qualifying run of 234.217 mph.—Ellen J. Horrow, USA TODAY, 28 May 2023 Bell stressed that if the Reds could keep the deficit at three runs, then the Reds would chip away and get the comeback win.—Charlie Goldsmith, The Enquirer, 28 May 2023 Louisville is third in the IL in batting average (.292) and second in runs scored (185) in the last 30 days.—Jake Adams, The Courier-Journal, 28 May 2023 Errors are corrected during the press run whenever possible, so some errors noted here may not have appeared in all editions.—New York Times, 28 May 2023 Eighth-grader Ashlyn Brady struck out six, scattering two hits in the circle and clubbed an inside-the-park homer, finishing with a pair of hits and runs.—Cam Kerry, BostonGlobe.com, 27 May 2023 Two innings later, Peshia’s two-out single drove in Kodi Rizzo with the winning run, advancing the Norsemen to Saturday’s championship game against rival Ottawa Marquette.—Rick Armstrong, Chicago Tribune, 27 May 2023 Now, Barry is wrapping up its four-season run with a finale airing Sunday night on HBO, and Carrigan is finally saying goodbye to everyone's favorite scene stealer.—Devan Coggan, EW.com, 26 May 2023 See More
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Middle English ronnen, alteration of rinnen, intransitive verb (from Old English iernan, rinnan & Old Norse rinna) & of rennen, transitive verb, from Old Norse renna; akin to Old High German rinnan, intransitive verb, "to run," Sanskrit riṇāti "he causes to flow," and probably to Latin rivus "stream"