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Adjective
Continuous or recurring over a long period
“Alex's hair was kind of a running joke - mainly because it looked rather like a lion's mane.”
Adjective
Moving or advancing by running
“This shows that Mars, like the Earth, once had an active hydrological cycle that ultimately led to running water on its surface.”
Adjective
Without interruption
“Those who are absent from classes for two weeks running or 50 class hours added up in one semester will be given a record of a demerit for misconduct.”
Adjective
Being in effective operation
“… the car has been running for almost an entire day.”
Adverb
In succession without others coming in between
“… he won the championship five times running.”
Noun
The action of managing or operating something
“The prefects play a vital role in the smooth running of the school.”
Noun
The sport of racing on foot
“I was into my running and competed in the London Marathon three times and did numerous half marathons.”
Noun
That which runs or flows
“The smooth running of the machine.”
Verb
Present participle for to move at a fast speed on foot
“We had to run fast to make it to our train.”
Verb
Present participle for to hasten away from something dangerous or frightening
“We would run from the mean-looking characters who were lurking in the alley.”
Verb
Present participle for to chase after (something)
“Our poor dog had no idea that it was a bad idea to run after its own tail.”
Verb
Present participle for to control or start the operation of
“Do you know how to run this printer?”
Verb
Present participle for to maintain the operations of
“The spokesman said the council would do all it could to ensure services run as smoothly as possible.”
Verb
Present participle for to manage
“It does not cost a lot to run a basic website these days.”
Verb
Present participle for to extend or cause to extend in a particular direction
“The road would run south for miles on end.”
Verb
Present participle 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.”
Verb
Present participle for to organize, implement, or carry out
“The polls suggest that if we run the referendum again, the result would be largely the same.”
Verb
Present participle for to pass or cause to pass quickly in a particular direction
“She felt a shiver run down her spine.”
Verb
Present participle for to continue or be valid or operative for a particular period of time
“My current contract will run for another six months.”
Verb
Present participle 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.”
Verb
Present participle for to associate or be friends with
“I'm not a fan of the folks you run with.”
Verb
Present participle for to gradually have as a state or quality
“Your meal is starting to run cold on the dinner table.”
Verb
Present participle for to move in a stream
“The ink would run all over the damp paper.”
Verb
Present participle for to finish in a given position
“He would run second in the race.”
Verb
Present participle for to travel somewhere in a vehicle, usually public transportation
“It's really cheap and the trains run frequently and, more importantly, on time.”
Verb
(of an automobile) Present participle 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.”
Verb
Present participle 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.”
Verb
Present participle for to be covered in a stream
“The roads would run with water accumulated from the heavy rain.”
Verb
Present participle for to bring in, usually illegally
“The drug baron used Spain as a staging post to run drugs into Europe from north Africa.”
Verb
Present participle for to drive away
Run those scoundrels out of town!”
Verb
Present participle for to emit or exude a liquid
“His head aches, he feels dizzy and nauseous, and his nose won't stop running.”
Verb
(run at) Present participle for to have a price of
“She requested a handbag for her birthday that would run at a thousand dollars.”
Verb
Present participle for to give (someone) a lift
“I should probably run you home in your current state.”
Verb
(of stitches) Present participle for to come apart
“The ladders in your tights are beginning to run all the way up your leg.”
Verb
Present participle for to view intently
“I couldn't help but to run my eyes all over his impressive new sports car.”
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