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run

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of run

  1. 1 a prevailing or general movement or inclination the company's stock has remained consistent with the overall run of the market Synonyms of run current, direction, drift, leaning, trend, tendency, tide, windWords Related to run curve, downside, shift, swing, turn, turnabout, upside; custom, habit, propensity, tenor, way; countercurrent, countertrend; undercurrent, undertow

  2. 2 chiefly Midland  a natural body of running water smaller than a river a run full of catfish Synonyms of run beck [British], bourn (or bourne), brook, brooklet, burn [British], gill [British], rill, rivulet, creek [chiefly Midland], runlet, runnel, streamletWords Related to run arroyo, billabong [Australian], fresh, freshet, runoff; bayou, coulee, slough (also slew or slue), stream, wash; canal, channel, cut, cutoff, gut, kill, millrace, millstream, race, watercourse, waterway; affluent, branch, confluent, distributary, influent, tributary

  3. 3 the period during which something exists, lasts, or is in progress the actor has been assigned the part for the run of the show Synonyms of run continuance, date, life, life span, lifetime, duration, standing, timeWords Related to run spell, stretch; span, tenure, term; hitch, tour, turn; half-life; age, longevity

  4. 4 the right to act or move freely gave the dogs the run of the place Synonyms of run authorization, free hand, latitude, license (or licence), freedomWords Related to run authority, clutch, command, control, dominion, grip, hold, mandate, mastery, power, sway; range, room, space; blank check, carte blanche

  5. 5 runs pl  abnormally frequent intestinal evacuations with more or less fluid stools with weekend guests in the house, it was no time to get the runs Synonyms of run Delhi belly, flux, Montezuma's revenge, runs, trots, turistaWords Related to run dysentery, shigellosis; scour(s)


run

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of run

  1. 1 to go at a pace faster than a walk we ran all the way to the bus stop, but still missed the bus Synonyms of run dash, gallop, jog, scamper, sprint, trip, trot Words Related to run bound, canter, leap, lope, shag, skip, spring; barrel, belt, blast, blaze, blow, bolt, bomb [slang], bowl, breeze, bustle, buzz, cannonball, careen, course, foot (it), hare, hasten, hie, hoof (it), hotfoot (it), hump, hurl, hurry, hurtle, hustle, jet, leg (it), pelt, race, ram, rip, rocket, rush, rustle, shoot, speed, tear, whirl, whisk, zip, zoom; nip, patter, scoot, scurry, scuttle, step (along) Near Antonyms of run amble, saunter, shamble, shuffle, stroll; crawl, creep, dally, dawdle, dillydally, drag, lag, linger, loiter, poke, tarry; lumber, plod, trudge; hobble, limp

  2. 2 to hasten away from something dangerous or frightening rather than run from a black bear, it's better to hold your ground and make lots of noise Synonyms of run bolt, break, bug out, flee, fly, hightail (it), retreat, run away, run off, skedaddle Words Related to run abscond, clear out, decamp, elope, escape, get (away), get out, lam, light out, make off, mizzle [chiefly British], scarper [British], scat, scram, skip (out), skirr Phrases beat a retreat, beat it, make tracks, turn tail Near Antonyms of run beard, brave, confront, dare, defy, face; abide, dwell, hang around, linger, remain, stay, stick around, tarry

  3. 3 to be positioned along a certain course or in a certain direction the road runs along the river for a while Synonyms of run bear, extend, go, head, lead, lie Words Related to run cross, cut, pass; course, follow, span, traverse

  4. 4 to occur within a continuous range of variation the electric bill runs between 30 and 50 dollars a month Synonyms of run go, range, vary Words Related to run alternate, fluctuate, move, shift; change, mutate; extend, reach, stretch, sweep

  5. 5 to move in a stream water running down the window Synonyms of run pour, roll, flow, streamWords Related to run arise, disembogue, effuse, emanate, issue, spring; course, race, rush; fountain, gush, spout, spurt; deluge, engulf, flood, inundate, overflow, overrun, swamp; cascade, dribble, drip, gutter, riffle, ripple, sheet, trickle; flush, wash outNear Antonyms of run clot, coagulate, congeal, gel, harden, setAntonyms of run back up

  6. 6 to proceed or move quickly run and get the nurse Synonyms of run barrel, belt, blast, blaze, blow, bolt, bomb [slang], bowl, breeze, bundle, bustle, buzz, cannonball, careen, career, chase, course, crack (on), dash, drive, fly, hare, hasten, hie, highball, hotfoot (it), hump, hurl, hurtle, hustle, jet, jump, motor, nip, pelt, race, ram, rip, rocket, hurry, rush, rustle, scoot, scurry, scuttle, shoot, speed, step, tear, travel, trot, whirl, whisk, zip, zoomWords Related to run beetle, dart, flit, scamper, scud, scuffle; stampede, streak, whiz (or whizz); gallop, jog, sprint; accelerate, quicken, step out; catch up, fast-forward, outpace, outrun, outstrip, overtake; arrow, beelineNear Antonyms of run dally, dawdle, dillydally, drag, hang (around or out), lag, linger, loiter, poke, tarry; amble, lumber, plod, saunter, shuffle, stroll; decelerate, slow (down or up)Antonyms of run crawl, creep, poke

  7. 7 to show a liking or proneness (for something) unfortunately, members of his family run to fatness Synonyms of run incline, lean, tend, trendWords Related to run go, gravitate; indicate, point, suggestNear Antonyms of run avoid, shun, shy (from or away from)

  8. 8 to urge, push, or force onward they ran the horses hard in order to get to the ranch quickly Synonyms of run herd, punch, driveWords Related to run shepherd; wrangle; egg, exhort, flog, goad, hound, press, prick, prod, prompt, scourge, spur, whip

  9. 9 to control the mechanical operation of I know how to run that machine Synonyms of run handle, operate, workWords Related to run use; maneuver, manipulate, ply, wield; command, control, direct, drive, guide, pilot, steer

  10. 10 to eventually have as a state or quality the poor woman ran herself ragged trying to care for all those children Synonyms of run come, get, go, grow, become, turn, waxWords Related to run alter, change, metamorphose, modify, mutate, transfigure, transform, transmuteNear Antonyms of run abide, be, continue, linger, remain, stay

  11. 11 to go from a solid to a liquid state her makeup started to run when she got in the pool Synonyms of run deliquesce, flux, fuse, melt, liquefy, thawWords Related to run found, gutter, smelt, try; dissolve, render; soften, thinNear Antonyms of run clot, coagulate, congeal, gel, jell, jelly, thickenAntonyms of run harden, set, solidify

  12. 12 to look after and make decisions about learning to run the family business Synonyms of run administer, administrate, carry on, control, direct, govern, guide, handle, keep, manage, operate, overlook, oversee, preside (over), regulate, conduct, steward, superintend, supervise, tendWords Related to run care (for), mind, watch; lead, pilot, steer; guard, protect, safeguard; micromanage, stage-manage; codirect, comanage

  13. 13 to cause to function in olden days mills were run by flowing water Synonyms of run actuate, crank (up), drive, move, activate, set off, spark, start, touch off, trigger, turn onWords Related to run kick over, turn over; charge, electrify, energize, fire, fuel, generate, power, push; discharge, launch, release, switch, trip; reactivate, recharge; arouse, excite, jump-start, kick-start, stimulate, vitalize; ignite, incite, instigate, provoke, quicken, stir up; accelerate, catalyze, speed (up), step upNear Antonyms of run arrest, brake, check, cut off, draw up, halt, jam, stall, stick, stop; decelerate, repress, slow, stunt, suppressAntonyms of run cut, cut out, deactivate, kill, shut off, turn off

  14. 14 to have a price of that sort of computer runs at least several hundred dollars Synonyms of run bring, fetch, go (for), cost, sell (for)Words Related to run list (for); amount (to), come (to), total; command, exact; ask, demand

  15. 15 to come or be together as friends he's been running with a bad crowd lately Synonyms of run chum, company, consociate, consort, fraternize, hang (around or out), hobnob, hook up, mess around, pal (around), associate, sort, travelWords Related to run affiliate, ally, attach, band, bond, club, collaborate, collude, confederate, conjoin, connect, cooperate, couple, gang, get along, get on, group, interrelate, join, knot, league, link, mingle, mix, rally, relate, side, socialize, team, tie, wed; befriend, friendNear Antonyms of run avoid, cold-shoulder, shun, snub; alienate, estrange; break up, disband, disperse, split (up); disjoin, dissociate, disunite, divorce, sever, split, sunder

  16. 16 to go after or on the track of if that dog continues to run cars, he's going to get seriously hurt Synonyms of run bird-dog, chase, course, dog, hound, pursue, follow, shadow, tag, tail, trace, track, trailWords Related to run accompany, chaperone (or chaperon), escort; hunt, search (for), seek; eye, observe, watchNear Antonyms of run headAntonyms of run guide, lead, pilot


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