(1)   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"
(2)   The act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace
"He broke into a run"
"His daily run keeps him fit"
(3)   A regular trip
"The ship made its run in record time"
(4)   A short trip
"Take a run into town"
(5)   (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"
(6)   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"
(7)   An unbroken chronological sequence
"The play had a long run on Broadway"
"The team enjoyed a brief run of victories"
(8)   The pouring forth of a fluid
(9)   A row of unravelled stitches
"She got a run in her stocking"
(10)   A race run on foot
"She broke the record for the half-mile run"
(11)   A race between candidates for elective office
"I managed his campaign for governor"
"He is raising money for a Senate run"
(12)   An unbroken series of events
"Had a streak of bad luck"
"Nicklaus had a run of birdies"
(13)   A small stream
(14)   The production achieved during a continuous period of operation (of a machine or factory etc.)
"A daily run of 100,000 gallons of paint"
(15)   Unrestricted freedom to use
"He has the run of the house"
(16)   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"


(17)   Become undone
"The sweater unraveled"
(18)   Come unraveled or undone as if by snagging
"Her nylons were running"
(19)   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"
(20)   Cause to perform
"Run a subject"
"Run a process"
(21)   Progress by being changed
"The speech has to go through several more drafts"
"Run through your presentation before the meeting"
(22)   Change from one state to another
"Run amok"
"Run rogue"
"Run riot"
(23)   Compete in a race
"He is running the Marathon this year"
"Let's race and see who gets there first"
(24)   Run, stand, or compete for an office or a position
"Who's running for treasurer this year?"
(25)   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"


  • From rinnan.


  1. The act of running.
    I just got back from my run.
  2. The route taken while running.
    Which run did you do today?
  3. A flow of liquid; a leak.
    The constant run of water from the faucet annoys me.
  4. A small creek or part thereof.
  5. The amount of something made.
    The book’s initial press run will be 5,000 copies.
    The run of the show lasted two weeks, and we sold out every night.
  6. The top of a step on a staircase, also called a tread, as opposed to the rise.
  7. A production quantity in a factory.
    Yesterday we did a run of 12,000 units.
  8. A pace faster than a walk.
    He broke into a run.
  9. A fast gallop.
  10. An interval of distance or time, a period marked by a continuing trend.
    He went to Las Vegas and spent all his money over a three-day run.
    I’m having a run of bad luck.
  11. A series of tries in a game that were successful.
  12. A regular trip or route.
    The bus on the Cherry Street run is always crowded.
  13. A standard or unexceptional group or category.
    He stood out from the usual run of applicants.
  14. An enclosure for an animal; a track or path along which something can travel.
    He set up a rabbit run.
  15. An errand or the journey associated with an errand.
    I need to make a run to the store.
  16. A pleasure trip.
    Let's go for a run in the car.
  17. A single trip down a hill, as in skiing and bobsledding.
  18. A point scored in baseball and cricket.
  19. A rapid passage in music, especially along a scale.
  20. A sequence of cards in a suit in a card game.
  21. A sudden series of demands on a bank or other financial institution, especially characterised by great withdrawals.
    Financial insecurity led to a run on the banks, as customers feared for the security of their savings.
  22. Any sudden large demand for something.
    There was a run on Christmas presents.
  23. Unrestricted use of an area.
    He can have the run of the house.
  24. A line of knit stitches that has unravelled, particularly in a nylon stocking.
    I have a run in my stocking.
  25. The stern of the underwater body of a ship from where it begins to curve upward and inward.
  26. (roofing) horizontal dimension of a slope.


  1. In a liquid state; melted; molten.
    Put some run butter on the vegetables.
  2. Exhausted; depleted (especially with "down" or "out".)


  1. To move forward quickly upon two feet by alternately making a short jump off of either foot, compare: walk.
    Run, Sarah, run!
  2. To go at a fast pace, to move quickly.
    The horse ran the length of the track.
    I have been running all over the building looking for him.
    Sorry, I've got to run; my house is on fire.
  3. To move or spread quickly.
    There's a strange story running around the neighborhood.
    The flu is running through my daughter's kindergarten.
  4. To cause to move quickly; to make move lightly.
    Every day I run my dog across the field and back.
    I'll just run the vacuum cleaner over the carpet.
    Run your fingers through my hair.
  5. To control or manage, be in charge of.
    My uncle ran a corner store for forty years.
    She runs the fundraising.
    My parents think they run my life.
  6. Of a liquid, to flow.
    The river runs through the forest.
    There's blood running down your leg.
  7. Of an object, to have a liquid flowing from it.
    Your nose is running.
    Why is the hose still running?
    My cup runneth over.
  8. To make a liquid flow; to make liquid flow from an object.
    You'll have to run the water a while before it gets hot.
    Run the tap until the water gets hot.
  9. To extend in space or through a range of possibilities (often with a measure phrase).
    The border runs for 3000 miles.
    The leash runs along a wire.
    The grain of the wood runs to the right on this table.
    It ran in quality from excellent to substandard.
  10. To extend in time, to last, to continue (usually with a measure phrase).
    The sale will run for ten days.
    The contract runs through 2008.
    The meeting ran late.
    The book runs 655 pages.
    The speech runs as follows:...
  11. To make something extend in space.
    I need to run this wire along the wall.
  12. Of a machine, including computer programs, to be operating or working normally.
    My car stopped running.
    That computer runs twenty-four hours a day.
    Buses don't run here on Sunday.
  13. To make a machine operate.
    It's full. You can run the dishwasher now.
    Don't run the engine so fast.
  14. To execute or carry out a plan, procedure or program.
    They ran twenty blood tests on me and they still don't know what's wrong.
    Our coach had us running plays for the whole practice.
    I will run the sample.
    Don't run that software unless you have permission.
    My computer is too old to run the new OS.
  15. To compete in a race.
    The horse will run the Preakness next year.
    I'm not ready to run a marathon.
  16. To be a candidate in an election.
    I have decided to run for governor of California.
    We're trying to find somebody to run against him next year.
  17. To make run in a race or an election.
    He ran his best horse in the Derby.
    The Green Party is running twenty candidates in this election.
  18. To be offered in one of the media.
    The story will run on the 6-o'clock news.
    The latest Robin Williams movie is running at the Silver City theatre.
    Her picture ran on the front page of the newspaper.
  19. To print or broadcast in the media.
    run a story
    run an ad
  20. To leak or spread in an undesirable fashion , to bleed (especially used of dye or paint).
    He discovered during washing that the red rug ran on his white sheet, staining it pink.
  21. To become different in a way mentioned (usually to become worse).
    Our supplies are running low.
    "I was no more than a boy / In the company of strangers / In the quiet of the railway station / Running scared." - Paul Simon: Boxer
  22. To go through without stopping, usually illegally.
    run a red light or stop sign
    run a blockade
  23. To transport someone or something.
    Could you run me over to the store?
    Please run this report upstairs to director's office.
  24. To smuggle illegal goods.
    run guns
    run rum
  25. To cost a large amount of money.
    Buying a new laptop will run you a thousand dollars.
  26. Of fish, to migrate for spawning.
  27. To carry a football down the field.
  28. Of stitches, to unravel.
    My stocking is running.
  29. To flee away from a danger or towards help.
    Whenever things get tough, she cuts and runs.
    When he's broke, he runs to me for money.
  30. To sort through a large volume of produce in quality control.
    Looks like we're gonna have to run the tomatoes again.
  31. To control or have precedence in a card game.
    Every three or four hands he would run the table.