ran

variants also chiefly dialectal run
past tense of run
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as in went
to be positioned along a certain course or in a certain direction the road runs along the river for a while

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as in ranged
to occur within a continuous range of variation the electric bill runs between 30 and 50 dollars a month

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as in tended
to show a liking or proneness (for something) unfortunately, members of his family run to fatness

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as in herded
to urge, push, or force onward they ran the horses hard in order to get to the ranch quickly

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as in cost
to have a price of that sort of computer runs at least several hundred dollars

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“Ran.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/ran. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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