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To have been in charge or command of
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“It does not cost a lot to run a basic website these days.”
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To have headed straight towards a specified direction or object, usually at an accelerated speed
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“We had to run fast to make it to our train.”
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To have furnished with, or caused to be present
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To have utilized or employed a tangible object
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“Do you know how to run this printer?”
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Past tense for to retreat from something frightening or dangerous
“We would run from the mean-looking characters who were lurking in the alley.”
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Past tense for to chase after (something)
“Our poor dog had no idea that it was a bad idea to run after its own tail.”
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Past tense for to maintain the operations of
“The spokesman said the council would do all it could to ensure services run as smoothly as possible.”
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Past tense for to extend or cause to extend in a particular direction
“The road would run south for miles on end.”
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Past tense for to range or occur within a continuous spectrum
“The store is offering discounts that run from 10 to 40 percent, depending upon the brand.”
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Past tense for to enter or participate in a contest, usually as a political candidate
“Kory announced his intention to run for president on a platform of working for the interests of non-citizens.”
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Past tense for to organize, implement, or carry out
“The polls suggest that if we run the referendum again, the result would be largely the same.”
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Past tense for to pass or cause to pass quickly in a particular direction
“She felt a shiver run down her spine.”
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Past tense for to continue or be valid or operative for a particular period of time
“My current contract will run for another six months.”
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Past tense for to publish or be published in a newspaper or magazine
“The magazine would run a story about what types of food Kim Kardashian preferred to eat on a Tuesday afternoon.”
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Past tense for to associate or be friends with
“I'm not a fan of the folks you run with.”
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Past tense for to gradually have as a state or quality
“Your meal is starting to run cold on the dinner table.”
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Past tense for to flow or move in a stream
“The ink would run all over the damp paper.”
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Past tense for to make or become liquefied by heat
“The snow would start to run as spring approached.”
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Past tense for to finish in a given position
“He would run second in the race.”
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(of an automobile) Past tense for to have in one's possession for use
“Over time, the company expects it will be cheaper to run a car on hydrogen than on gas.”
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Past tense for to be presented for the duration of
“The exhibition will run until November at the Central Art Gallery and is free to the public.”
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Past tense for to be covered in a stream
“The roads would run with water accumulated from the heavy rain.”
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Past tense for to bring in, usually illegally
“The drug baron used Spain as a staging post to run drugs into Europe from North Africa.”
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Past tense for to drive away
Run those scoundrels out of town!”
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Past tense for to emit or exude a liquid
“He is experiencing headaches, he feels dizzy and nauseous, and his nose won't stop running.”
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(run at) Past tense for to be purchasable for a specified price
“She requested a handbag for her birthday that would run at a thousand dollars.”
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Past tense for to give (someone) a lift
“I should probably run you home in your current state.”
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(of stitches) Past tense for to come apart
“The ladders in your tights are beginning to run all the way up your leg.”
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Past tense for to view intently
“I couldn't help but run my eyes all over his impressive new sports car.”
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