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verb

present participle of run
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as in leading
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 ranging
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 tending
to show a liking or proneness (for something) unfortunately, members of his family run to fatness

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as in driving
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 becoming
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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“Running.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/running. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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