the runs

plural noun

: an illness that causes a person to pass waste from the body very frequently and in liquid rather than solid form : diarrhea
a bad case of the runs

Examples of the runs in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ryan Braun's three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth broke a 1-1 tie against Clay Hensley and plated the runs that would officially clinch the organization's first division crown since 1982, with the Cardinals losing on the same night to seal the deal. Jr Radcliffe, Journal Sentinel, 6 Sep. 2023

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“The runs.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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