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run /rʌn/
  • danh từ
    • sự chạy
      • at a run: đang chạy
      • on the run all day: chạy ngược, chạy xuôi suốt ngày, bạn rộn suốt ngày
      • to be on the run: chạy đi, chạy trốn, chuồn
      • to break into a run: bắt đầu chạy
      • to keep the enemy on the run: truy kích (đuổi theo) quân địch
      • to go for a short run before breakfast: chạy một quâng ngắn trước khi ăn sáng
    • cuộc hành trình ngắn, cuộc đi tham quan ngắn; cuộc đi dạo, cuộc đi chơi
      • a run up to town: cuộc đi thăm tỉnh ngắn ngày
    • chuyến đi; quâng đường đi (xe lửa, tàu thuỷ...)
      • it is only a 30 minute's run to our place: đến chỗ chúng tôi ở chỉ mất 30 phút
    • sự hoạt động, sự vận hành, sự chạy (máy móc...); thời gian vận hành
    • sự giảm nhanh, sự tụt nhanh, sự hạ nhanh, sự sụp đổ nhanh
      • the temperature came down with a run: độ nhiệt giảm nhanh
      • run of ground: sự lở đất, sự sụp đất
    • thời gian liên tục, hồi, cơn, loạt
      • a long run of power: sự nắm quyền trong một thời gian dài
      • a run of luck: hồi đó
      • the play has a run of 50 nights: vở kịch được diễn đi diễn lại trong một thời gian liên tục năm mươi đêm liền
    • tầng lớp đại đa số, loại bình thường; hạng bình thường
      • the commom run of men; the run of mankind: những người bình thường
      • the run of the mill: những sản phẩm bình thường của nhà máy
    • loại, hạng, thứ (hàng hoá)
    • đàn (cá...), bầy (súc vật...)
    • sân nuôi (gà, cịt...), cánh đồng cỏ (nuôi cừu...), bâi rào kín (để chăn nuôi)
    • dấu vết quâng đường thường lui tới (của một thú rừng...)
    • máng dẫn nước
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) ngòi, lạch, nước, dòng suối
    • hướng; chiều hướng, xu thế
      • the run of the mountains is N.E.: dây núi chạy theo hướng đông bắc
      • the run of public opinion: chiều hướng của dư luận
    • nhịp điệu (của một câu thơ...)
    • dải liên tục, đường dây liên tục, dòng mạch chạy dài
      • a run of gold: mạch mỏ vàng chạy dài
      • run of tide: dòng thuỷ triều
    • sự đổ xô tới; nhu cầu lớn, sự đòi hỏi nhiều (một thứ hàng gì...)
      • a run on the bank: sự đổ xô tới đòi rút tiền ở nhà ngân hàng ra
      • the book has a considerable run: quyển sách bán được rất chạy (được nhiều người hỏi mua)
    • sự cho phép tự do sử dụng
      • to have the run of somebody's books: được phép tự do sử dụng sách của ai
    • (hàng không) sự bay theo đường thẳng với một tốc độ cố định (trước khi hoặc lúc ném bom)
    • (ngành mỏ) mặt nghiêng, mặt dốc
    • (hàng hải) phần đáy đuôi tàu (đáy tàu về phía bánh lái)
    • (âm nhạc) Rulat
    • in the long run
      • (xem) long
    • to keep the run of something
      • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) nắm được diễn biến của việc gì, nắm được việc gì
    • to lose the run of something
      • không nắm được diễn biến của việc gì, không nắm được việc gì
    • to make a run of it
      • chạy trốn, trốn thoát
    • out of the common run
      • khác thường, không bình thường
    • to put the run the somebody: buộc ai phải chạy trốn
    • to take (have) the run for one's money
      • được hưởng những sự vui thích xứng với đồng tiền bỏ ra; được vui thích bõ công khó nhọc
    • with a run
      • by the run
        • rất nhanh, nhanh vùn vụt
      • ngay lập tức, không chậm trễ
      • nội động từ ran, run
        • chạy
          • to run dowen a slope: chạy xuống con đường dốc
          • a cold shiver ran down gis spine: cơn rùng mình ớn lạnh chạy suốt dọc theo xương sống anh ta
        • chạy vội, vội vã
          • to run to meet somebody: vội vã đến gặp ai
          • to run to help somebody: chạy vội đến giúp ai
        • chạy trốn, tẩu thoát
          • to run for one's life: chạy trốn bán sống bán chết
          • to run for it: (thông tục) chạy trốn
          • to cut and run: (từ lóng) chuồn, tẩu
        • chạy đua
          • to run in a race: chạy đua
          • to run second: chạy về thứ nhì
        • chạy, vận hành, hoạt động (máy móc, nhà máy...)
          • to leave the engine of the motorcar running: để cho động cơ ô tô chạy
        • trôi đi, lướt đi, trượt đi, chạy lướt, lăn mau...
          • the pen runs on the paper: ngòi bút chạy lướt trên trang giấy
          • time runs fast: thời gian trôi nhanh
          • how his tongue runs!: mồm nó cứ nói lem lẻm suốt đi!
          • his life runs smoothly: cuộc đời anh ta cứ êm dềm trôi đi
          • the rope runs freely in the pulley: cái dây thừng trượt đi một cách dễ dàng trên ròng rọc
        • xoay quanh (một cái trục...; một vấn đề...)
          • that is the point on which the whole argument runs: đó là điểm mà tất cả cuộc tranh luận xoay quanh
        • bỏ khắp, mọc lan ra (cây)
        • chạy dài, chạy quanh
          • the road runs across a plain: con đường chạy qua cánh đồng
          • the moutain range runs North and South: dây núi chạy dài từ phía bắc đến phía nam
          • the fence runs round the house: hàng rao bao quanh ngôi nhà
        • được viết, được thảo, được kể, có nội dung (thư, văn kiện, câu chuyện...)
          • the letter runs as follows: bức thư được viết như sau
          • the story runs in these words: câu chuyện được kể như thế này
        • tiếp tục tồn tại, tiếp diễn trong một quãng thời gian liên tục, kéo dài
          • the play has been running for six months: vở kịch được diễn đi diễn lại sáu tháng liền
        • có giá trị, có hiệu lực
          • the contract runs for seven years: bản giao kèo có giá trị trong bảy năm
        • ám ảnh, vương vấn
          • the tune is still running in my head: điệu nhạc đó cứ vương vấn mãi trong óc tôi
        • lưu luyến, truyền mãi, còn mãi mãi
          • it runs in the family: cái đó truyền mâi trong gia đình
        • lan nhanh, truyền đi
          • the news ran like wild fire: tin tức lan đi rất nhanh
        • hướng về, nghĩ về
          • the eyes run over something: đưa mắt nhìn (hướng về) cái gì
          • to run back over the past: nghĩ về quá khứ
        • chạy trên tuyến đường (xe khách, tàu chở khách...)
          • the boat runs between Hanoi and Namdinh: con tàu chạy trên tuyến đường Hà nội Nam định
        • nhoè (mực); thôi (màu), phai, bạc (màu)
        • chảy
          • blood runs in veins: máu chảy trong mạch máu
          • the tide runs strong: thuỷ triều chảy mạnh
          • pus is running: mủ chảy
          • nose runs: mũi chảy nước
          • eyes run: chảy nước mắt
        • đầm đìa, lênh láng, dầm dề
          • to be running with sweat: đầm đìa mồ hôi
          • to be running with blood: máu đổ lênh láng
        • rỉ rò (chùng, chậu...)
        • lên tới, đạt tới
          • rice runs five tons a hectare this year: năm nay lúa đạt năm tấn một hecta
        • trở nên, trở thành, có xu thế, có chiều hướng
          • potatoes run big this year: khoai tây năm nay to củ
          • to run mad: hoá điên
          • to run to extremes: đi đến chỗ quá khích, đi đến chỗ cực đoan
        • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) tuột
          • silk stockings sometimes run: bít tất tơ đôi khi bị tuột sợi
        • ngược nước để đẻ (cá)
        • ứng cử
          • to run for parliament: ứng cử vào nghị viện
          • to run for president: ứng cử tổng thống
      • ngoại động từ
        • chạy (một quâng đường...)
        • chạy đua, chạy thi, cho (ngựa) chạy đua
          • to run a horse: cho ngựa chạy đua
          • to run a race: chạy đua
        • cho chạy
          • to run a ship to...: cho tàu chạy tới...
          • to run a machine: cho máy chạy
          • to run a car into a garage: đánh ô tô vào nhà để xe
        • vượt qua; chọc thủng, phá vỡ
          • to run rapids: vượt tác ghềnh
          • to run to a blockade: tránh thoát vòng vây
        • cầu, phó mặc (may rủi...)
          • to chance: cầu may
        • theo, đi theo
          • to let things run their cours: cứ để cho mọi việc tiến hành theo lệ thường của nó
          • to run a scent: theo vết (thú săn)
        • đuổi theo, rượt theo (thú săn...)
          • to run to earth: đuổi (chồn...) vào tận hang
        • cho chảy; đổ (kim loại...) vào khuôn
          • to run the water off: cho nước chảy đi
          • to run metal into mould: đổ kim loại vào khuôn
        • chỉ huy, điều khiển, quản lý, trông nom
          • to run a hotel: quản lý một khách sạn
          • to run a factory: điều khiển một nhà máy
          • to run the show: điều khiển mọi việc
        • xô vào, lao vào, đụng vào
          • to run one's head against the wall: lao đầu vào tường
        • đâm vào, chọc vào
          • to run one's sword through somebody; to run somebody through with one's sword: đâm lưỡi kiếm xuyên qua người ai
        • luồn
          • to run a rope through a ring: luồn sợi dây thừng qua cái vòng
        • đưa lướt đi
          • to run one's hand over something: đưa tay lướt trên vật gì
          • to run one's fingers through one's hair: đưa ngón tay lên vuốt tóc
        • đổ tràn trề, đổ chứa chan, đổ lai láng, chảy đầm đìa, chảy ròng ròng
          • to run wine: đổ rượu tràn trề
          • to run blood: đổ máu lênh láng
        • cho ra đồng cỏ (vật nuôi)
        • buôn lậu
          • to run arms: buôn lậu khí giới
        • khâu lược (cái áo...)
        • gạch, vẽ (một đường...); đặt (đường dây điện thoại...)
        • để cho chất đống (nợ nầm...)
        • đem (so sánh...)
          • to paralled; to run a simile: đem so sánh, đem đối chiếu
        • đề cử, giới thiệu; ủng hộ (một người ra ứng cử)
          • to run a candidate: giới thiệu người ứng cử; ủng hộ một người ứng cử
    Concise Dictionary
    ran|running|runsrʌn
    noun
    +a score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely
    +the act of testing something
    +a race run on foot
    +an unbroken series of events
    +(American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team
    +a regular trip
    +the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace
    +the continuous period of time during which something (a machine or a factory) operates or continues in operation
    +unrestricted freedom to use
    +the production achieved during a continuous period of operation (of a machine or factory etc.)
    +a small stream
    +a race between candidates for elective office
    +a row of unravelled stitches
    +the pouring forth of a fluid
    +an unbroken chronological sequence
    +a short trip
    verb
    +move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time
    +flee; take to one's heels; cut and run
    +stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point
    +direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.
    +have a particular form
    +move along, of liquids
    +perform as expected when applied
    +change or be different within limits
    +run, stand, or compete for an office or a position
    +cause to emit recorded sounds
    +move about freely and without restraint, or act as if running around in an uncontrolled way
    +have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined
    +carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine
    +be operating, running or functioning
    +change from one state to another
    +cause to perform
    +be affected by; be subjected to
    +continue to exist
    +occur persistently
    +include as the content; broadcast or publicize
    +carry out
    +guide or pass over something
    +cause something to pass or lead somewhere
    +make without a miss
    +deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor
    +cause an animal to move fast
    +be diffused
    +sail before the wind
    +cover by running; run a certain distance
    +extend or continue for a certain period of time
    +set animals loose to graze
    +keep company
    +run with the ball; in such sports as football
    +travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means
    +travel a route regularly
    +pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals)
    +compete in a race
    +progress by being changed
    +reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating
    +come unraveled or undone as if by snagging
    +become undone

    Thesaurus Dictionary
    v.
    1 sprint, race, scamper, scurry, scud, dart, bolt, dash, flit, tear (along), scoot, scuttle, zip, whiz or whizz, gallop, jog, trot, lope; rush, hurry (up), hasten, scramble, hustle, step lively, hop (to) it, step on it, put on some speed, Archaic hie, Colloq get a move on, hoof it, leg it, hotfoot (it), stir one's stumps, Brit hare, US step on the gas, hump (it), Slang get cracking, US get the lead out (of one's pants or Taboo ass), Chiefly US get a wiggle on:
    If you run, you might catch her before she gets on the train.
    2 run away or off, flee, escape, take flight, take to one's heels, bolt, decamp, make off, clear out, show a clean pair of heels, abscond, cut and run, (beat a (hasty)) retreat, retire, make a getaway, (make a) run for it, Colloq beat it, scram, skedaddle, take off, skip (out), take French leave, fly the coop, Slang head for the hills, Brit scarper, do a bunk, US and Canadian take a (run-out) powder, lam out of (somewhere), take it or go on the lam, US vamoose:
    The minute the enemy appeared, the entire troop ran. Cavendish ran, hoping the police wouldn't catch him
    3 go, cover, pass over, sprint, race:
    He ran the mile in just under four minutes.
    4 wander, rove, roam, meander, drift:
    Some farmers allow their animals to run free, rather than penning them up
    5 Often, run for. compete (for), be a candidate (for), vie, struggle, contend, fight (for), stand (for):
    As she has already said she would not stand again, I doubt that she will run for re-election in the council elections
    6 pass, flow, pour, stream, flood, gush, spill, dribble, spurt, issue, move, trickle, seep, discharge, cascade, spout:
    You can see where the rainwater has run down this crack in the roof and into the room below
    7 flow, diffuse:
    The colour ran when he washed his red underwear with some white shirts in very hot water
    8 melt, liquefy, dissolve, fuse:
    It was so hot that the icing on top of the cake began to melt and run down the sides
    9 keep, maintain, support, sustain, manage:
    It is very expensive to run a large house.
    10 operate, manage, direct, supervise, oversee, conduct, superintend, control, handle, manipulate, head, carry on, lead, regulate, take care of, look after, administer, be in charge of, coordinate:
    She must be a terrifically high achiever to run a huge international conglomerate like that!
    11 operate, perform, function, work, tick, go:
    Even after all that abuse, the watch kept running and kept good time
    12 extend, stretch, reach; amount, add up, total up, come (up):
    The balance of payments deficit is running to twice last year's figure. His bill at the restaurant last night ran to more than $200
    13 convey, transport, give (someone) a lift, drive, take, bring:
    Tom said he would run me home in his new car.
    14 bootleg, smuggle, deal or traffic in, Chiefly US and Canadian rustle:
    During Prohibition, his father ran whisky from Canada to the US.
    15 be in effect or force, be effective, have force or effect:
    This lease has another year to run.
    16 incur, invite, encourage, attract, be subjected to:
    Aren't you running a risk asking Sheila to handle your money?
    17 propel, drive; steer, guide, navigate:
    If you are inept enough to run a boat aground, at least have the sense to do it at low tide
    18 unravel, come undone, Chiefly Brit ladder:
    My stocking ran just before I had to leave for the dance!
    19 Sometimes, run off. print, offset, lithograph, reproduce, publish, display; imprint, position, place, locate, lay out:
    They are going to run his story in the next issue of The Londoner! We'll run the photographs of the fire alongside the article on page one
    20 run across. meet (up with), run into, come across, find, stumble on or upon, hit or chance or happen upon, Colloq bump into:
    Guess whom I ran across at Harrods yesterday.
    21 run after. chase, pursue, go after, court, woo, Colloq set one's cap for:
    The City is filled with young men and women running after big money. Mick is running after this girl half his age, and he hasn't a clue that she's leading him on
    22 run along. go away, leave, Slang get lost:
    Sue wanted to get rid of Wayne and told him to run along.
    23 run around. philander, be unfaithful, gallivant, Colloq sleep around, play the field:
    How does she cope with his constant running around?
    24 run around with. associate with, spend time with, dally with, consort with:
    Cynthia is running around with a bad crowd these days.
    25 run away. See 2, above.
    26 run down.
    (a) trace, track, hunt, stalk, follow, pursue, dog, shadow; find, locate, track down, discover:
    We ran down the suspect in an abandoned barn in Little Fakenham.
    (b) criticize, decry, defame, vilify, disparage, deprecate, depreciate, denigrate, Colloq knock, pan:
    If you keep running him down like that he'll develop an inferiority complex before he's seven.
    (c) weaken, tire, expire, play (itself) out, burn out, run out, fail, Colloq peter out:
    Once the batteries have run down, we will no longer be able to transmit a distress-signal.
    (d) strike, hit, smash or crash or slam into, run over, knock over or down, collide with:
    On the way home, he almost ran down a boy on a bicycle.
    27 run in. arrest, take into custody, jail, apprehend, take or bring in, Colloq pinch, nab, pull in, bust, collar, Brit nick:
    This is the third time this week that Minette has been run in for soliciting.
    28 run into. See 20, above.
    29 run off.
    (a) See 2, above.
    (b) duplicate, print, copy, turn out, produce, make, manufacture, generate, Colloq do, churn out:
    How quickly can you run off 1000 copies of this brochure?
    30 run out.
    (a) be exhausted, expire, terminate, (come or draw to a) close, end, cease:
    The time for renewing your subscription has run out.
    (b) finish, go, be exhausted, be used up, Colloq peter out:
    The food had run out and we had no water when we were rescued.
    31 run out of. use up, consume, eat up, exhaust, be out of:
    We've run out of milk - can you nip down to the shop and get some?
    32 run out on. desert, abandon, leave high and dry, forsake, leave in the lurch, leave holding the baby:
    Despite all his promises, Edgar ran out on her when she became pregnant
    33 run over.
    (a) See 26 (d), above.
    (b) scan, run through, go over, look over, flip or leaf or thumb through, look at, skim (through), browse through, dip into, review:
    I promised Casey I would run over his article if I had the time.
    (c) overflow, spill (over), brim over, slosh over, pour over; extend, reach, spread over, stretch over; exceed, go beyond, overreach, overshoot, surpass, transcend:
    She accidentally let the bath run over, ruining the ceiling below. This article will run over onto the next page. McClelland always runs over the time allotted to his part of the proceedings.
    (d) rehearse, run through, repeat, practise, review, go over, study, learn, memorize:
    You'd best run over your speech again before the banquet.
    34 run through.
    (a) pierce, stab, transfix, stick, spit:
    In the last scene, the hero runs the villain through with his sword before succumbing to his own wounds.
    (b) squander, consume, use up, waste, fritter away, exhaust, deplete, spend, dissipate, throw away, Slang blow:
    It didn't take Hugh more than a year to run through his inheritance.
    (c) See 33 (b), above.
    n.
    35 sprint, dash, race, jog, trot:
    They go for a two-mile run every morning before breakfast.
    36 trip, journey, visit, drive, expedition, trek, outing, excursion, jaunt, junket, sojourn, Colloq spin, joyride:
    He has to make a run over to Paris for the weekend, supposedly on business
    37 route, routine, circuit, passage, trip, cycle, round; beat:
    I was on the Murmansk run during the war.
    38 period, spate, interval, time, spell, stretch, course; engagement, booking, Colloq patch:
    Roger has had a run of bad luck and could use some help. The show had a long run on Broadway
    39 access, freedom, liberty:
    The children had the run of the house for a week while their parents were away
    40 return, satisfaction, reward, recompense, compensation, requital, expiation, atonement, repayment, remuneration:
    Although the odds are never in your favour, you get a good run for your money at Diamond Lil's Gambling Emporium
    41 series, sequence, stream, spate, string, succession, progression:
    Will attributed his poor showing at the tournament to a bad run of cards
    42 stream, brook, runnel, creek, rill, rivulet, Brit beck, Scots burn, US branch, kill:
    There is a small run at the bottom of the hill.
    43 demand, call, request:
    Bouillon cubes seem to have enjoyed quite a run lately.
    44 type, category, class, kind, sort:
    Mark seems to be a bit more refined than the usual run of guest at Lisa's parties.
    45 trail, track, piste, path, slope; way, runway:
    She skied down the north run in record time.
    46 enclosure, yard, pen, compound, runway; paddock; pound:
    There is a good-sized run at the kennel where we board the dogs when we go on holiday.
    47 Music roulade, cadenza, arpeggio, riff:
    The soprano treated us to a marvellous run in which each note was distinct and pure.
    48 in the long run. eventually, finally, after all, ultimately, in (due) time, in due course, in fine, in the end, at the end of the day, in the final analysis, all things considered, when all is said and done:
    Regardless of early troubles, things always seem to turn out all right in the long run in his plays.
    49 on the run.
    (a) hastily, in haste, hurriedly, while under way, in a hurry, at speed, in a rush:
    It isn't supposed to be good for you to eat breakfast on the run every day.
    (b) on the loose, fleeing, escaping, running, in flight, running (away), Slang US on the lam:
    He was on the run from the police and desperate to find Duncan.
    (c) running, retreating, on the move or the go:
    They kept the enemy on the run for a week.
    50 the runs. diarrhoea, dysentery, upset stomach, Jocular tummy rot, Delhi belly, Aztec hop, turista or tourista, Mexican foxtrot or two-step or toothache, Montezuma's revenge, curse of Montezuma, Rangoon runs, Tokyo trots, Lambeth run(s):
    I came down with the runs when we got to Ankara.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    verb, noun
    + verb (running, ran run)
    move fast on foot
    1 [V] to move using your legs, going faster than when you walk: Can you run as fast as Mike? + They turned and ran when they saw us coming. + She came running to meet us. + I had to run to catch the bus. + The dogs ran off as soon as we appeared. + He ran home in tears to his mother.
    Help Note: In spoken English run can be used with and plus another verb, instead of with to and the infinitive, especially to tell somebody to hurry and do something: Run and get your swimsuits, kids. + I ran and knocked on the nearest door.
    2 [VN] to travel a particular distance by running: Who was the first person to run a mile in under four minutes?
    See also - MILE
    3 [V] (sometimes go running) to run as a sport: She used to run when she was at college. + I often go running before work.
    race
    4 ~ (in sth) to take part in a race: [V] Gail Devers will be running in the 100 metres tonight. + There are only five horses running in the first race. + [VN] to run the marathon + Johnson ran a fine race to take the gold medal.
    See also - RUNNER (1)
    5 [VN] [often passive] to make a race take place: The Derby will be run in spite of the bad weather.
    hurry
    6 [V +adv./prep.] to hurry from one place to another: I've spent the whole day running around after the kids.
    manage
    7 [VN] to be in charge of a business, etc: to run a hotel / store / language school + He has no idea how to run a business. + Stop trying to run my life (= organize it) for me. + The shareholders want more say in how the company is run. + a badly-run company + state-run industries
    See also - RUNNING n. (2)
    provide
    8 [VN] to make a service, course of study, etc. available to people
    Synonym: ORGANIZE
    The college runs summer courses for foreign students.
    vehicle / machine
    9 [VN] to own and use a vehicle or machine: I can't afford to run a car on my salary.
    10 ~ (on sth) to operate or function; to make sth do this: [V] Stan had the chainsaw running. + Our van runs on (= uses) diesel. + (figurative) Her life had always run smoothly before. + [VN] Could you run the engine for a moment?
    buses / trains
    11 [V] [usually +adv./prep.] to travel on a particular route: Buses to Oxford run every half-hour. + Trains between London and Brighton run throughout the day. + All the trains are running late (= are leaving later than planned).
    12 [VN] [usually +adv./prep.] to make buses, trains, etc. travel on a particular route: They run extra trains during the rush hour.
    drive sb
    13 [VN +adv./prep.] (informal) to drive sb to a place in a car: Shall I run you home?
    move somewhere
    14 [V +adv./prep.] to move, especially quickly, in a particular direction: The car ran off the road into a ditch. + A shiver ran down my spine. + The sledge ran smoothly over the frozen snow. + The old tramlines are still there but now no trams run on them.
    15 [VN +adv./prep.] to move sth in a particular direction: She ran her fingers nervously through her hair. + I ran my eyes over the page.
    lead / stretch
    16 [+adv./prep.] to lead or stretch from one place to another; to make sth do this: [V] He had a scar running down his left cheek. + The road runs parallel to the river. + [VN] We ran a cable from the lights to the stage.
    continue for time
    17 [V] ~ (for sth) to continue for a particular period of time without stopping: Her last musical ran for six months on Broadway. + This debate will run and run!
    18 [V] ~ (for sth) to operate or be valid for a particular period of time: The permit runs for three months. + The lease on my house only has a year left to run.
    happen
    19 [V +adv./prep.] (usually used in the progressive tenses) to happen at the time mentioned: Programmes are running a few minutes behind schedule this evening. + The murderer was given three life sentences, to run concurrently.
    guns, drugs, etc.
    20 [VN] [usually +adv./prep.] to bring or take sth into a country illegally and secretly
    Synonym: SMUGGLE
    He used to run guns across the border.
    See also - RUNNER
    of story / argument
    21 to have particular words, contents, etc: [V] Their argument ran something like this ... + [V speech] 'Ten shot dead by gunmen,' ran the newspaper headline.
    liquid
    22 [V +adv./prep.] to flow: The tears ran down her cheeks. + Water was running all over the bathroom floor.
    23 ~ sth (for sb)
    ~ (sb) sth to make liquid flow: [VN] She ran hot water into the bucket. + to run the hot tap (= to turn it so that water flows from it) + [VN, VNN] I'll run a bath for you. + I'll run you a bath.
    24 [V] to send out a liquid: Who left the tap running? + Your nose is running (= MUCUS is flowing from it). + The smoke makes my eyes run.
    25 [V] ~ with sth (usually used in the progressive tenses) to be covered with a liquid: His face was running with sweat. + The bathroom floor was running with water.
    of colour
    26 [V] if the colour runs in a piece of clothing when it gets wet, it dissolves and may come out of the clothing into other things: The colour ran and made all my underwear pink.
    melt
    27 [V] (of a solid substance) to melt: The wax began to run.
    See also - RUNNY
    be / become
    28 [V-ADJ] to become different in a particular way, especially a bad way: The river ran dry (= stopped flowing) during the drought. + Supplies are running low. + We've run short of milk. + You've got your rivals running scared.
    29 [V] ~ at sth to be at or near a particular level: Inflation was running at 26%.
    of newspaper / magazine
    30 [VN] to print and publish an item or a story: On advice from their lawyers they decided not to run the story.
    a test / check
    31 [VN] ~ a test / check (on sth) to do a test/check on sth: The doctors decided to run some more tests on the blood samples.
    in election
    32 [V] ~ (for sb/sth)
    ~ (in sth) to be a candidate in an election for a political position, especially in the US: Clinton ran a second time in 1996. + to run for president + to run in the election
    Compare: STAND v. (16)
    of tights / stockings
    33 [V] (AmE) if TIGHTS or STOCKINGS run, a long thin hole appears in them
    Synonym: LADDER
    Idioms

    Most idioms containing run are at the entries for the nouns and adjectives in the idioms, for example run riot is at riot.
    come running to be pleased to do what sb wants: She knew she had only to call and he would come running.
    run for it (often used in orders) to run in order to escape from sb/sth
    up and running working fully and correctly: It will be a lot easier when we have the database up and running.
    Phrasal Verbs: run across sb/sth to meet sb or find sth by chance
    run after sb (informal) to try to have a romantic or sexual relationship with sb: He's always running after younger women.
    run after sb/sth to run to try to catch sb/sth
    run along (old-fashioned, informal) used in orders to tell sb, especially a child, to go away
    run around with (AmE also run with) (usually disapproving) to spend a lot of time with sb: She's always running around with older men.
    run at sb [no passive] to run towards sb to attack or as if to attack them: He ran at me with a knife.
    run away (from sb / ...) to leave sb/a place suddenly; to escape from sb/a place: He ran away from home at the age of thirteen. + Looking at all the accusing faces, she felt a sudden urge to run away.
    related noun RUNAWAY
    run away from sth to try to avoid sth because you are shy, lack confidence, etc: You can't just run away from the situation.
    run away with you if a feeling runs away with you, it gets out of your control: Her imagination tends to run away with her.
    run away / off with sb
    run away / off (together) to leave home, your husband, wife, etc. in order to have a relationship with another person: She ran away with her boss. + She and her boss ran away together.
    run away with sth
    1 to win sth clearly or easily
    2 (spoken) to believe sth that is not true: I don't want you to run away with the impression that all I do is sign cheques all day.
    run back over sth to discuss or consider sth again
    Synonym: REVIEW
    I'll run back over the procedure once again.
    run sth by / past sb (informal) to show sb sth or tell sb about an idea in order to see their reaction to it
    run down
    1 to lose power or stop working: The battery has run down.
    2 to stop functioning gradually or become smaller in size or number: British manufacturing industry has been running down for years.
    related noun RUNDOWN
    run sth<->down
    1 to make sth lose power or stop working: If you leave your headlights on you'll soon run down the battery.
    2 to make sth stop functioning gradually or become smaller in size or number: The company is running down its sales force.
    related noun RUNDOWN
    run sb/sth<->down
    1 (of a vehicle or its driver) to hit sb/sth and knock them/it to the ground
    2 to criticize sb/sth in an unkind way: He's always running her down in front of other people.
    3 to find sb/sth after a search: She finally ran the professor down in the library.
    run sb<->in (old-fashioned, informal) to arrest sb and take them to a police station
    run sth<->in (BrE) (in the past) to prepare the engine of a new car for normal use by driving slowly and carefully: (figurative) Whatever system you choose, it must be run in properly.
    run into sb to meet sb by chance: Guess who I ran into today!
    run into sth
    1 to enter an area of bad weather while travelling: We ran into thick fog on the way home.
    2 to experience difficulties, etc: Be careful not to run into debt. + to run into danger / trouble / difficulties
    3 to reach a particular level or amount: Her income runs into six figures (= is more than £100 000, $100 000, etc.).
    run into sb/sth to crash into sb/sth: The bus went out of control and ran into a line of people.
    run sth into sb/sth to make a vehicle crash into sb/sth: He ran his car into a tree.
    run off (BrE) (of a liquid) to flow out of a container
    run sth<->off
    1 to copy sth on a machine: Could you run off twenty copies of the agenda?
    2 to cause a race to be run: The heats of the 200 metres will be run off tomorrow.
    3 to make a liquid flow out of a container
    run off with sb
    run off (together) = RUN AWAY WITH SB
    run off with sth to steal sth and take it away: The treasurer had run off with the club's funds.
    run on to continue without stopping; to continue longer than is necessary or expected: The meeting will finish promptly-I don't want it to run on.
    run on sth [no passive] if your thoughts, a discussion, etc. run on a subject, you think or talk a lot about that subject
    run out
    1 if a supply of sth runs out, it is used up or finished: Time is running out for the trapped miners.
    2 if an agreement or a document runs out, it becomes no longer valid
    Synonym: EXPIRE
    run out (of sth) to use up or finish a supply of sth: We ran out of fuel. + Could I have a cigarette? I seem to have run out.
    run out on sb (informal) to leave sb that you live with, especially when they need your help
    run sb<->out [often passive] (in cricket) to make a player stop BATTING by hitting the WICKET with the ball before the player has completed his or her run
    run over if a container or its contents run over, the contents come over the edge of the container
    Synonym: OVERFLOW
    run sb/sth<->over (of a vehicle or its driver) to knock a person or an animal down and drive over their body or a part of it: Two children were run over and killed.
    run over sth to read through or practise sth quickly: She ran over her notes before giving the lecture.
    run sth past sb = RUN STH BY / PAST SB: Run that past me again.
    run sb<->through (literary) to kill sb by sticking a knife, SWORD, etc. through them
    run through sth (written)
    1 [no passive] to pass quickly through sth: An angry murmur ran through the crowd. + Thoughts of revenge kept running through his mind.
    2 [no passive] to be present in every part of sth: A deep melancholy runs through her poetry.
    3 to discuss, repeat or read sth quickly: He ran through the names on the list. + Could we run through your proposals once again?
    4 to perform, act or practise sth: Can we run through Scene 3 again, please?
    related noun RUN-THROUGH
    5 to use up or spend money carelessly: She ran through the entire amount within two years.
    run to sth
    1 to be of a particular size or amount: The book runs to nearly 800 pages.
    2 (especially BrE) if you or your money will not run to sth, you do not have enough money for sth: Our funds won't run to a trip abroad this year.
    run sth<->up
    1 to allow a bill, debt, etc. to reach a large total: How had he managed to run up so many debts?
    2 to make a piece of clothing quickly, especially by sewing: to run up a blouse
    3 to raise sth, especially a flag
    run up against sth to experience a difficulty: The government is running up against considerable opposition to its tax reforms.
    + noun
    on foot
    1 [C] an act of running; a period of time spent running or the distance that sb runs: I go for a run every morning. + a five-mile run + Catching sight of her he broke into a run (= started running). + I decided to make a run for it (= to escape by running). + She took the stairs at a run.
    See also - FUN RUN
    trip
    2 [C] a trip by car, plane, boat, etc., especially a short one or one that is made regularly: They took the car out for a run. + an enemy aircraft on a bombing run + (BrE) This ferry operates on the Dover-Calais run.
    of success / failure
    3 [C] a period of sth good or bad happening; a series of successes or failures: a run of good / bad luck + Liverpool lost to Leeds, ending an unbeaten run of 18 games.
    of play / movie
    4 [C] a series of performances of a play or film/movie: The show had a record-breaking run in the London theatre.
    of product
    5 [C] the amount of a product that a company decides to make at one time: The first print run of 6 000 copies sold out.
    sudden demand
    6 [C, usually sing.] ~ on sth a sudden demand for sth by a lot of people: a run on the pound / dollar + When the new currency measures were announced there was a run on the bank (= a lot of people suddenly took their money out of the bank).
    way things happen
    7 [sing.] the ~ of sth the way things usually happen; the way things seem to be happening on a particular occasion: In the normal run of things the only exercise he gets is climbing in and out of taxis. + (BrE) Wise scored in the 15th minute against the run of play (= although the other team had seemed more likely to score).
    in sports
    8 [C] a sloping track used in skiing and some other sports: a ski / toboggan run
    9 [C] a point scored in the game of cricket or baseball: Our team won by four runs.
    See also - HOME RUN
    in election
    10 [sing.] (AmE) an act of trying to get elected to public office: He made an unsuccessful run for governor in 1998.
    for animals / birds
    11 [C] (often in compounds) an enclosed area in which animals or birds are kept as pets or on a farm: a chicken run
    in music
    12 [C] a series of notes sung or played quickly up or down the SCALE
    in card games
    13 [C] a series of cards held by one player
    in tights / stockings
    14 [C] (AmE) = LADDER
    illness
    15 (the runs) [pl.] (informal) = DIARRHOEA
    See also - DRY RUN, DUMMY RUN, TRIAL RUN
    Idioms: the common, general, ordinary, usual run (of sth) the average type of sth: He was very different from the general run of American movie stars.
    give sb / get / have the run of sth to give sb/get/have permission to make full use of sth: Her dogs have the run of the house.
    give sb a (good) run for their money to make sb try very hard, using all their skill and effort, in order to beat you in a game or competition
    on the run
    1 trying to avoid being captured: He's on the run from the police.
    2 (informal) continuously active and moving around: I've been on the run all day and I'm exhausted.
    more at LONG adj., SHORT adj.(also run)
    + noun
    a track that is marked on a slope that you ski down: a gentle ski run for beginners
    Collocation Dictionary
    noun

    1 on foot

    ADJ.

    five-mile, etc. | fun, sponsored
    The local council has organized a two-mile fun run for charity.
    | training | record-breaking
    The Ethiopian is aiming to produce his second record-breaking run of the week.

    VERB + RUN

    go for, have
    Let's go for a run before dinner.
    | go on
    I'm going on a sponsored run tomorrow.
    | break into
    When he saw me he broke into a run.
    | take
    He took a run at the wall and just managed to clear it.

    PREP.

    at a ~
    She took the stairs at a run.
    | on the ~
    (= escaping by running)The prisoners have now been on the run for three days.

    PHRASES

    make a run for it
    (= escape by running)

    2 of success/failure

    ADJ.

    bad, disappointing, disastrous, dismal, poor | excellent, fine, good, remarkable, successful | unbeaten, winning | record-breaking

    VERB + RUN

    enjoy, have
    Spurs have had a winning run of ten games.
    | begin | end
    Manchester United have finally ended their run of victories.

    RUN + VERB

    begin | end

    PREP.

    ~ of
    a run of good/bad luck

    3 of a play/film

    ADJ.

    long | short | eight-week, six-month, etc. | successful | sell-out

    VERB + RUN

    have
    The play had a long run in the West End.
    | begin
    They play began its run last June.
    | end

    RUN + VERB

    begin | end

    4 way things are/happen

    ADJ.

    common, general, ordinary, usual
    She was very different from the general run of American movie stars. In the normal run of things the only exercise he gets is climbing in and out of taxis.

    PHRASES

    against the run of play
    Villa scored in the 15th minute against the run of play (= although the other team had seemed more likely to score).

    5 in cricket/baseball

    ADJ.

    home

    VERB + RUN

    get, make, score
    They've got another run! He's only made four home runs all season.
    | be on, have
    Our team is on 90 runs.

    6 attempt/practice

    ADJ.

    dry, dummy, practice, trial



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