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present tense third-person singular of run
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as in leads
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 varies
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 tends
to show a liking or proneness (for something) unfortunately, members of his family run to fatness

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as in drives
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 operates
to control the mechanical operation of I know how to run that machine

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

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runs

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noun

plural of run
as in diarrhea
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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“Runs.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/runs. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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