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run

noun

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1 a prevailing or general movement or inclination
  • the company's stock has remained consistent with the overall run of the market

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2 chiefly Midland a natural body of running water smaller than a river
  • a run full of catfish

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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

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4 the right to act or move freely
  • gave the dogs the run of the place

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5 runs plural abnormally frequent intestinal evacuations with more or less fluid stools
  • with weekend guests in the house, it was no time to get the runs

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run

verb

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1 to go at a pace faster than a walk
  • we ran all the way to the bus stop, but still missed the bus

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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

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3 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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4 to occur within a continuous range of variation
  • the electric bill runs between 30 and 50 dollars a month

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5 to move in a stream
  • water running down the window

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7 to show a liking or proneness (for something)
  • unfortunately, members of his family run to fatness

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

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9 to control the mechanical operation of
  • I know how to run that machine

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10 to eventually have as a state or quality
  • the poor woman ran herself ragged trying to care for all those children

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11 to go from a solid to a liquid state
  • her makeup started to run when she got in the pool

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12 to look after and make decisions about
  • learning to run the family business

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14 to have a price of
  • that sort of computer runs at least several hundred dollars

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16 to go after or on the track of
  • if that dog continues to run cars, he's going to get seriously hurt

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“Run.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/run. Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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