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Definition of run

What is the definition of "run"?
  • runverb-intransitive
  • 1. To move swiftly on foot so that both feet leave the ground during each stride.
    2. To move at a fast gallop. Used of a horse.
    3. To retreat rapidly; flee: seized the money and ran.
    4. To move without hindrance or restraint: dogs that always ran loose.
    5. To go or move about from place to place; roam: I am always running about, looking for my glasses.


Use "run" in a sentence
  • "Today, rather than run a network of secret torture centers as the Soviets 'proxy Mohammad Najibullah did, President Hamid Karzai has set himself up as a defender of the rights of Afghans detained in U. S.-run prisons, something that plays well with the population."

    "Amber stands poised, as if ready to run -- _run away from me?"

    "But can the fact of his uncles and aunts running less well than his fathers and mothers be a means of his fathers and mothers coming to run _better than they used to run_?"

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How to Say "run" in:
  • Spanish: run
  • German: run
  • French: run
  • Mandarin: run
  • Japanese: run

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