run
noun.
a score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely
the Yankees scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th|their first tally came in the 3rd inning
Synonym: tally
noun.
the act of testing something
in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately|he called each flip of the coin a new trial
Synonym: trial, test
noun.
a race run on foot
she broke the record for the half-mile run
noun.
an unbroken series of events
had a streak of bad luck|Nicklaus had a run of birdies
Synonym: streak
noun.
(American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team
the defensive line braced to stop the run|the coach put great emphasis on running
noun.
a regular trip
the ship made its run in record time
noun.
the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace
he broke into a run|his daily run keeps him fit
Synonym: running
noun.
the continuous period of time during which something (a machine or a factory) operates or continues in operation
the assembly line was on a 12-hour run
noun.
unrestricted freedom to use
he has the run of the house
noun.
the production achieved during a continuous period of operation (of a machine or factory etc.)
a daily run of 100,000 gallons of paint
noun.
a small stream
noun.
a race between candidates for elective office
I managed his campaign for governor|he is raising money for a Senate run
noun.
a row of unravelled stitches
she got a run in her stocking
Synonym: ravel, ladder
noun.
the pouring forth of a fluid
noun.
an unbroken chronological sequence
the play had a long run on Broadway|the team enjoyed a brief run of victories
noun.
a short trip
take a run into town
verb.
move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time
Don't run--you'll be out of breath|The children ran to the store
verb.
flee; take to one's heels; cut and run
If you see this man, run!|The burglars escaped before the police showed up
verb.
stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point
Service runs all the way to Cranbury|His knowledge doesn't go very far|My memory extends back to my fourth year of life|The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets
Synonym: pass, lead, go, extend
verb.
direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.
She is running a relief operation in the Sudan
Synonym: operate
verb.
have a particular form
the story or argument runs as follows|as the saying goes...
Synonym: go
verb.
move along, of liquids
Water flowed into the cave|the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi
Synonym: flow, feed, course
verb.
perform as expected when applied
The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in|Does this old car still run well?|This old radio doesn't work anymore
Synonym: function, go, operate, work
verb.
change or be different within limits
Estimates for the losses in the earthquake range as high as $2 billion|Interest rates run from 5 to 10 percent|The instruments ranged from tuba to cymbals|My students range from very bright to dull
Synonym: range
verb.
run, stand, or compete for an office or a position
Who's running for treasurer this year?
Synonym: campaign
verb.
cause to emit recorded audio or video
They ran the tapes over and over again|I'll play you my favorite record|He never tires of playing that video
Synonym: play
verb.
move about freely and without restraint, or act as if running around in an uncontrolled way
who are these people running around in the building?|She runs around telling everyone of her troubles|let the dogs run free
verb.
have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined
She tends to be nervous before her lectures|These dresses run small|He inclined to corpulence
verb.
be operating, running or functioning
The car is still running--turn it off!
verb.
change from one state to another
run amok|run rogue|run riot
verb.
cause to perform
run a subject|run a process
verb.
be affected by; be subjected to
run a temperature|run a risk
verb.
continue to exist
These stories die hard|The legend of Elvis endures
verb.
occur persistently
Musical talent runs in the family
verb.
carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine
Run the dishwasher|run a new program on the Mac|the computer executed the instruction
Synonym: execute
verb.
include as the content; broadcast or publicize
We ran the ad three times|This paper carries a restaurant review|All major networks carried the press conference
Synonym: carry
verb.
carry out
run an errand
verb.
pass over, across, or through
He ran his eyes over her body|She ran her fingers along the carved figurine|He drew her hair through his fingers
Synonym: draw, guide, pass
verb.
cause something to pass or lead somewhere
Run the wire behind the cabinet
Synonym: lead
verb.
make without a miss
verb.
deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor
Synonym: black market
verb.
cause an animal to move fast
run the dogs
verb.
be diffused
These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to run
Synonym: bleed
verb.
sail before the wind
verb.
cover by running; run a certain distance
She ran 10 miles that day
verb.
extend or continue for a certain period of time
The film runs 5 hours
Synonym: run for
verb.
set animals loose to graze
verb.
keep company
the heifers run with the bulls to produce offspring
Synonym: consort
verb.
run with the ball; in such sports as football
verb.
travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means
Run to the store!|She always runs to Italy, because she has a lover there
verb.
travel a route regularly
Ships ply the waters near the coast
Synonym: ply
verb.
pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals)
Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland|The dogs are running deer|The Duke hunted in these woods
verb.
compete in a race
he is running the Marathon this year|let's race and see who gets there first
Synonym: race
verb.
progress by being changed
The speech has to go through several more drafts|run through your presentation before the meeting
Synonym: go, move
verb.
reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating
melt butter|melt down gold|The wax melted in the sun
Synonym: melt down, melt
verb.
come unraveled or undone as if by snagging
Her nylons were running
Synonym: ladder
verb.
become undone
the sweater unraveled
Synonym: unravel
Antonym: idle