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Definition 1: the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace - [noun denoting act]

Samples where run or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he broke into a run
  • his daily run keeps him fit

Synonyms for run in the sense of this definition

(run is a kind of ...) self-propelled movement

(... is a kind of run ) a quick run

Definition 2: a score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely - [noun denoting act]

Samples where run or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the Yankees scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th
  • their first tally came in the 3rd inning

Synonyms for run in the sense of this definition

(run is a kind of ...) the act of scoring in a game or sport

"the winning score came with less than a minute left to play"

(... is a kind of run ) a run that was not scored as the result of an error by the other team

(... is a kind of run ) a run that was scored as a result of an error by the other team

(... is a kind of run ) a run that is the result of the batter's performance

"he had more than 100 rbi last season"

Definition 3: (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team - [noun denoting act]

Samples where run or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the defensive line braced to stop the run
  • the coach put great emphasis on running

Synonyms for run in the sense of this definition

(run is a kind of ...) (American football) a play by the offensive team

(... is a kind of run ) (American football) the quarterback moves back as if to pass and then hands the ball to the fullback who is running toward the line of scrimmage

(... is a kind of run ) (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running around the end of the line

(... is a kind of run ) (American football) the act of running back the ball after a kickoff or punt or interception or fumble

(... is a kind of run ) (American football) a running play in which a back running in one direction hands the ball to a back running in the opposite direction

(... is a kind of run ) (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running into the line

"the linebackers were ready to stop a rush"

(run belongs to category ...) a game played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field 100 yards long; teams try to get possession of the ball and advance it across the opponents goal line in a series of (running or passing) plays

Definition 4: a regular trip - [noun denoting act]

Samples where run or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the ship made its run in record time

(run is a kind of ...) a journey for some purpose (usually including the return)

"he took a trip to the shopping center"

Definition 5: a short trip - [noun denoting act]

Samples where run or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • take a run into town

(run is a kind of ...) a journey for some purpose (usually including the return)

"he took a trip to the shopping center"

Definition 6: the act of testing something - [noun denoting act]

Samples where run or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately
  • he called each flip of the coin a new trial

Synonyms for run in the sense of this definition

(run is a kind of ...) earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something

"made an effort to cover all the reading material" "wished him luck in his endeavor" "she gave it a good try"

(... is a kind of run ) activity planned as a test or trial

"they funded a pilot project in six states"

(... is a kind of run ) a compulsory annual test of older motor vehicles for safety and exhaust fumes

(... is a kind of run ) putting clothes on to see whether they fit

(... is a kind of run ) a test of young hunting dogs to determine their skill in pointing and retrieving

(... is a kind of run ) a test of the suitability of a performer

(... is a kind of run ) a laboratory test of a new drug or a new invasive medical device on animal subjects; conducted to gather evidence justifying a clinical trial

(... is a kind of run ) a test procedure in which the identity of those receiving the intervention is concealed from both the administrators and the subjects until after the test is completed; designed to reduce or eliminate bias in the results

(... is a kind of run ) a rigorously controlled test of a new drug or a new invasive medical device on human subjects; in the United States it is conducted under the direction of the FDA before being made available for general clinical use

(... is a kind of run ) a quantitative or qualitative test of a substance (especially an ore or a drug) to determine its components; frequently used to test for the presence or concentration of infectious agents or antibodies etc.

(... is a kind of run ) a test of visual acuity using a Snellen chart

Definition 7: an unbroken chronological sequence - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where run or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the play had a long run on Broadway
  • the team enjoyed a brief run of victories

(run is a kind of ...) a following of one thing after another in time

"the doctor saw a sequence of patients"

Definition 8: the pouring forth of a fluid - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for run in the sense of this definition

(run is a kind of ...) the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)

(... is a kind of run ) the occurrence of a sudden discharge (as of liquid)

(... is a kind of run ) the discharge of a fluid from some container

"they tried to stop the escape of gas from the damaged pipe" "he had to clean up the leak"

Definition 9: a row of unravelled stitches - [noun denoting event]

Samples where run or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she got a run in her stocking

Synonyms for run in the sense of this definition

(run is a kind of ...) the occurrence of a change for the worse

Definition 10: a race run on foot - [noun denoting event]

Samples where run or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she broke the record for the half-mile run

Synonyms for run in the sense of this definition

(run is a kind of ...) a contest of speed

"the race is to the swift"

(... is a kind of run ) a footrace run for fun (often including runners who are sponsored for a charity)

(... is a kind of run ) a footrace of 26 miles 385 yards

(... is a kind of run ) a race in which competitors must negotiate obstacles

(... is a kind of run ) a footrace of usually 3000 meters over a closed track with hurdles and a water jump

(... is a kind of run ) a footrace performed on a track (indoor or outdoor)

Definition 11: a race between candidates for elective office - [noun denoting event]

Samples where run or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I managed his campaign for governor
  • he is raising money for a Senate run

Synonyms for run in the sense of this definition

(run is a kind of ...) any competition

"the race for the presidency"

(... is a kind of run ) a race for election to the governorship

(... is a kind of run ) a race for election to the senate

Definition 12: an unbroken series of events - [noun denoting group]

Samples where run or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • had a streak of bad luck
  • Nicklaus had a run of birdies

Synonyms for run in the sense of this definition

(run is a kind of ...) a group of people or things arranged or following in order

"a succession of stalls offering soft drinks" "a succession of failures"

(... is a kind of run ) a streak of losses

(... is a kind of run ) a streak of wins

Definition 13: a small stream - [noun denoting object]

Synonyms for run in the sense of this definition

(run is a kind of ...) a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth

Definition 14: the production achieved during a continuous period of operation (of a machine or factory etc.) - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where run or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a daily run of 100,000 gallons of paint

(run is a kind of ...) an estimated quantity

Definition 15: unrestricted freedom to use - [noun denoting state]

Samples where run or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he has the run of the house

(run is a kind of ...) freedom of choice

"liberty of opinion" "liberty of worship" "liberty--perfect liberty--to think or feel or do just as one pleases" "at liberty to choose whatever occupation one wishes"

Definition 16: the continuous period of time during which something (a machine or a factory) operates or continues in operation - [noun denoting time]

Samples where run or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the assembly line was on a 12-hour run

(run is a kind of ...) an amount of time

"a time period of 30 years" "hastened the period of time of his recovery" "Picasso's blue period"

(... is a kind of run ) the period that presses run to produce an issue of a newspaper

(... is a kind of run ) (computer science) the length of time it takes to execute a software program

Definition 17: reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating - [verb of change]

Samples where run or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • melt butter
  • melt down gold
  • The wax melted in the sun

Synonyms for run in the sense of this definition

(run is a kind of ...) cause to go into a solution

"The recipe says that we should dissolve a cup of sugar in two cups of water"

(... is a kind of run ) make liquid or plastic by heating

"The storm fused the electric mains"

(... is a kind of run ) melt (fat or lard) in order to separate out impurities

"try the yak butter" "render fat in a casserole"

(run has a similar meaning as ...) be diffused

"These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to run"

Definition 18: come unraveled or undone as if by snagging - [verb of change]

Samples where run or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Her nylons were running

Synonyms for run in the sense of this definition

(run is a kind of ...) become separated into pieces or fragments

"The figurine broke" "The freshly baked loaf fell apart"

(run has a similar meaning as ...) become undone

"the sweater unraveled"

Definition 19: progress by being changed - [verb of change]

Samples where run or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The speech has to go through several more drafts
  • run through your presentation before the meeting

Synonyms for run in the sense of this definition

(run is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

Definition 20: change from one state to another - [verb of change]

Samples where run or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • run amok
  • run rogue
  • run riot

(run is a kind of ...) enter or assume a certain state or condition

"He became annoyed when he heard the bad news" "It must be getting more serious" "her face went red with anger" "She went into ecstasy" "Get going!"

Definition 21: become undone - [verb of change]

Samples where run or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the sweater unraveled

Synonyms for run in the sense of this definition

(run is a kind of ...) break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity

"The material disintegrated" "the group disintegrated after the leader died"

(run has a similar meaning as ...) come unraveled or undone as if by snagging

"Her nylons were running"

Definition 22: cause to perform - [verb of change]

Samples where run or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • run a subject
  • run a process

(run is a kind of ...) subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition

"process cheese" "process hair" "treat the water so it can be drunk" "treat the lawn with chemicals" "treat an oil spill"

(... is a kind of run ) cause to perform again

"We have to rerun the subjects--they misunderstood the instructions"

(run has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 23: compete in a race - [verb of competition]

Samples where run or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he is running the Marathon this year
  • let's race and see who gets there first

Synonyms for run in the sense of this definition

(run is a kind of ...) compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others

(... is a kind of run ) finish third or better in a horse or dog race

"he bet $2 on number six to show"

(... is a kind of run ) finish second or better in a horse or dog race

"he bet $2 on number six to place"

(... is a kind of run ) participate in a boat race

(... is a kind of run ) compete in a horse race

(... is a kind of run ) run, stand, or compete for an office or a position

"Who's running for treasurer this year?"

(... is a kind of run ) race on skates

Definition 24: pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals) - [verb of competition]

Samples where run or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland
  • The dogs are running deer
  • The Duke hunted in these woods

Synonyms for run in the sense of this definition

(run is a kind of ...) capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping

"I caught a rabbit in the trap today"

(... is a kind of run ) hunt or shoot snipe

(... is a kind of run ) hunt fowl

(... is a kind of run ) hunt with falcons

"The tribes like to falcon in the desert"

(... is a kind of run ) hunt with hawks

"the tribes like to hawk in the desert"

(... is a kind of run ) hunt with a jacklight

(... is a kind of run ) hunt foxes, on horseback and with dogs

(... is a kind of run ) hunt with hounds

"He often courses hares"

(... is a kind of run ) hunt with ferrets

(... is a kind of run ) hunt seals

(... is a kind of run ) hunt illegally

"people are poaching elephants for their ivory"

(... is a kind of run ) hunt for whales

(... is a kind of run ) hunt (quarry) by stalking and ambushing

(... is a kind of run ) hunt for turtles, especially as an occupation

(... is a kind of run ) (hunting) chase from cover into more open ground

"drive the game"

(... is a kind of run ) (hunting) search for game

"drive the forest"

(... is a kind of run ) hunt rabbits

(... is a kind of run ) hunt fowl in the forest

(... is a kind of run ) collect or look around for (food)

(run has a similar meaning as ...) search (an area) for prey

"The King used to hunt these forests"

(run has a similar meaning as ...) cause an animal to move fast

"run the dogs"

Definition 25: run, stand, or compete for an office or a position - [verb of competition]

Samples where run or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Who's running for treasurer this year?

Synonyms for run in the sense of this definition

(run is a kind of ...) compete in a race

"he is running the Marathon this year" "let's race and see who gets there first"

(... is a kind of run ) travel through a district and make political speeches

"the candidate stumped the Northeast"

(... is a kind of run ) run again for office

"Bush wants to rerun in 1996"

(... is a kind of run ) tour the country in order to solicit votes for an election

(... is a kind of run ) have one's name listed as a candidate for several parties

Definition 26: perform as expected when applied - [verb of contact]

Samples where run or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for run in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of run ) do double duty; serve two purposes or have two functions

"She doubles as his wife and secretary"

(... is a kind of run ) begin operating or running

"The cameras were rolling" "The presses are already rolling"

(run has a similar meaning as ...) be operating, running or functioning

"The car is still running--turn it off!"

(... is a kind of run ) function as a cutting instrument

"This knife cuts well"

(... is a kind of run ) be used by; as of a utility

"The sewage plant served the neighboring communities" "The garage served to shelter his horses"

(run has a similar meaning as ...) operate in or through

"Work the phones"

Definition 27: pass over, across, or through - [verb of contact]

Samples where run or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He ran his eyes over her body
  • She ran her fingers along the carved figurine
  • He drew her hair through his fingers

Synonyms for run in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of run ) move over something with pressure

"rub my hands" "rub oil into her skin"

(... is a kind of run ) pass through or into

"thread tape" "thread film"

(... is a kind of run ) pass a thread through

"thread a needle"

(run has a similar meaning as ...) thread on or as if on a string

"string pearls on a string" "the child drew glass beads on a string" "thread dried cranberries"

(run has a similar meaning as ...) cause something to pass or lead somewhere

"Run the wire behind the cabinet"

Definition 28: be operating, running or functioning - [verb of contact]

Samples where run or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The car is still running--turn it off!

(run has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 29: carry out - [verb of creation]

Samples where run or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • run an errand

(run is a kind of ...) put in effect

"carry out a task" "execute the decision of the people" "He actioned the operation"

Definition 30: cause to emit recorded audio or video - [verb of creation]

Samples where run or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They ran the tapes over and over again
  • I'll play you my favorite record
  • He never tires of playing that video

Synonyms for run in the sense of this definition

(run has a similar meaning as ...) cause to perform

"run a subject" "run a process"

(run has a similar meaning as ...) emit recorded sound

"The tape was playing for hours" "the stereo was playing Beethoven when I entered"

(run has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 31: include as the content; broadcast or publicize - [verb of creation]

Samples where run or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We ran the ad three times
  • This paper carries a restaurant review
  • All major networks carried the press conference

Synonyms for run in the sense of this definition

(run is a kind of ...) cause to become widely known

"spread information" "circulate a rumor" "broadcast the news"

Definition 32: move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time - [verb of motion]

Samples where run or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Don't run--you'll be out of breath
  • The children ran to the store

(run is a kind of ...) move very fast

"The runner zipped past us at breakneck speed"

(... is a kind of run ) run at a moderately swift pace

(... is a kind of run ) run with the ball, in football

(... is a kind of run ) run easily

(... is a kind of run ) run very fast, usually for a short distance

(... is a kind of run ) run for exercise

"jog along the canal"

(... is a kind of run ) run faster than

"in this race, I managed to outran everybody else"

(... is a kind of run ) run with the ball; in such sports as football

(... is a kind of run ) run naked in a public place

(... is a kind of run ) run around the bases, in baseball

(... is a kind of run ) run easily and fairly fast

(... is a kind of run ) to move about or proceed hurriedly

"so terrified by the extraordinary ebbing of the sea that they scurried to higher ground"

(... is a kind of run ) run quickly, like a hare

"He hared down the hill"

(run has a similar meaning as ...) cover by running; run a certain distance

"She ran 10 miles that day"

Definition 33: move along, of liquids - [verb of motion]

Samples where run or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Water flowed into the cave
  • the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi

Synonyms for run in the sense of this definition

(run is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

(... is a kind of run ) flow freely

"The garbage flushed down the river"

(... is a kind of run ) pass gradually or leak through or as if through small openings

(... is a kind of run ) flow off gradually

"The rain water drains into this big vat"

(... is a kind of run ) run or flow slowly, as in drops or in an unsteady stream

"water trickled onto the lawn from the broken hose" "reports began to dribble in"

(... is a kind of run ) flow freely and abundantly

"Tears streamed down her face"

(... is a kind of run ) flow, run or fall out and become lost

"The milk spilled across the floor" "The wine spilled onto the table"

(... is a kind of run ) flow in a spurt

"Water poured all over the floor"

(... is a kind of run ) move downward

"The water ran down"

(... is a kind of run ) run off as waste

"The water wastes back into the ocean"

(... is a kind of run ) flow in a circular current, of liquids

(... is a kind of run ) move through a space, circuit or system, returning to the starting point

"Blood circulates in my veins" "The air here does not circulate"

(... is a kind of run ) rise or move forward

"surging waves"

(... is a kind of run ) issue in a jet; come out in a jet; stream or spring forth

"Water jetted forth" "flames were jetting out of the building"

(... is a kind of run ) flow in small streams

"Tears guttered down her face"

Definition 34: keep company - [verb of motion]

Samples where run or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the heifers run with the bulls to produce offspring

Synonyms for run in the sense of this definition

(run is a kind of ...) go or travel along with

"The nurse accompanied the old lady everywhere"

Definition 35: sail before the wind - [verb of motion]

(run is a kind of ...) travel on water propelled by wind

"I love sailing, especially on the open sea" "the ship sails on"

Definition 36: flee; take to one's heels; cut and run - [verb of motion]

Samples where run or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • If you see this man, run!
  • The burglars escaped before the police showed up

Synonyms for run in the sense of this definition

(run is a kind of ...) go away from a place

"At what time does your train leave?" "She didn't leave until midnight" "The ship leaves at midnight"

(... is a kind of run ) run away quickly

"He threw down his gun and fled"

(... is a kind of run ) run away, as if in a panic

Definition 37: cover by running; run a certain distance - [verb of motion]

Samples where run or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She ran 10 miles that day

(run is a kind of ...) go across or through

"We passed the point where the police car had parked" "A terrible thought went through his mind"

(run has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 38: run with the ball; in such sports as football - [verb of motion]

(run is a kind of ...) 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"

(run belongs to category ...) an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition

Definition 39: be diffused - [verb of motion]

Samples where run or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to run

Synonyms for run in the sense of this definition

(run is a kind of ...) move outward

"The soldiers fanned out"

(... is a kind of run ) release color when rubbed, of badly dyed fabric

(run has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 40: travel a route regularly - [verb of motion]

Samples where run or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Ships ply the waters near the coast

Synonyms for run in the sense of this definition

(run is a kind of ...) make a trip for pleasure

(run has a similar meaning as ...) deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor

Definition 41: cause an animal to move fast - [verb of motion]

Samples where run or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • run the dogs

(run is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(run has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 42: move about freely and without restraint, or act as if running around in an uncontrolled way - [verb of motion]

Samples where run or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • who are these people running around in the building?
  • She runs around telling everyone of her troubles
  • let the dogs run free

(run is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

(run has a similar meaning as ...) travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means

"Run to the store!" "She always runs to Italy, because she has a lover there"

(run has a similar meaning as ...) set animals loose to graze

Definition 43: travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means - [verb of motion]

Samples where run or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Run to the store!
  • She always runs to Italy, because she has a lover there

(run is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

(run has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 44: deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor - [verb of possession]

Synonyms for run in the sense of this definition

(run is a kind of ...) engage in the trade of

"he is merchandising telephone sets"

(run has a similar meaning as ...) travel a route regularly

"Ships ply the waters near the coast"

(run belongs to category ...) (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act

"a long record of crimes"

Samples where run or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Run the dishwasher
  • run a new program on the Mac
  • the computer executed the instruction

Synonyms for run in the sense of this definition

(run is a kind of ...) ensure observance of laws and rules

"Apply the rules to everyone"

(... is a kind of run ) cause (a computer) to execute a single command

(run has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

(run is a kind of ...) attain success or reach a desired goal

"The enterprise succeeded" "We succeeded in getting tickets to the show" "she struggled to overcome her handicap and won"

(run belongs to category ...) an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition

Samples where run or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She is running a relief operation in the Sudan

Synonyms for run in the sense of this definition

(run is a kind of ...) be in charge of

(... is a kind of run ) conduct financial operations

(... is a kind of run ) operate in or through

"Work the phones"

(... is a kind of run ) run on a block system

"block trains"

(... is a kind of run ) run until the normal working temperature is reached

"We warmed up the car for a few minutes"

(run is a kind of ...) grant freedom to; free from confinement

(run has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 49: stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point - [verb of stative]

Samples where run or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for run in the sense of this definition

(run is a kind of ...) occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere

"Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back" "What is behind this behavior?"

(... is a kind of run ) extend or reach

"The water came up to my waist" "The sleeves come to your knuckles"

(... is a kind of run ) extend or spread outward from a center or focus or inward towards a center

"spokes radiate from the hub of the wheel" "This plants radiate spines in all directions"

(... is a kind of run ) extend in importance or range

"His accomplishments go far"

(... is a kind of run ) run or pass below

(run has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 50: have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined - [verb of stative]

Samples where run or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She tends to be nervous before her lectures
  • These dresses run small
  • He inclined to corpulence

Synonyms for run in the sense of this definition

(run is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

(... is a kind of run ) be willing or inclined to accept

"He did not take kindly to my critical remarks"

(... is a kind of run ) be given to

"She suffers from a tendency to talk too much"

(... is a kind of run ) move toward

"The conversation gravitated towards politics"

Definition 51: be affected by; be subjected to - [verb of stative]

Samples where run or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • run a temperature
  • run a risk

(run is a kind of ...) make oneself subject to; bring upon oneself; become liable to

"People who smoke incur a great danger to their health"

Definition 52: continue to exist - [verb of stative]

Samples where run or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • These stories die hard
  • The legend of Elvis endures

Synonyms for run in the sense of this definition

(run is a kind of ...) exist over a prolonged period of time

"The bad weather continued for two more weeks"

(... is a kind of run ) transfer or persist from one stage or sphere of activity to another

(... is a kind of run ) have a long or continuing effect

"The discussions with my teacher reverberated throughout my adult life"

(run has a similar meaning as ...) occur persistently

"Musical talent runs in the family"

Definition 53: have a particular form - [verb of stative]

Samples where run or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the story or argument runs as follows
  • as the saying goes...

Synonyms for run in the sense of this definition

(run is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

Definition 54: extend or continue for a certain period of time - [verb of stative]

Samples where run or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The film runs 5 hours

Synonyms for run in the sense of this definition

(run is a kind of ...) persist for a specified period of time

"The bad weather lasted for three days"

Definition 55: occur persistently - [verb of stative]

Samples where run or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Musical talent runs in the family

(run is a kind of ...) to be found to exist

"sexism occurs in many workplaces" "precious stones occur in a large area in Brazil"

(run has a similar meaning as ...) continue to exist

"These stories die hard" "The legend of Elvis endures"

Definition 56: change or be different within limits - [verb of stative]

Samples where run or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for run in the sense of this definition

(run is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

(run has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

(run has a similar meaning as ...) cause something to pass or lead somewhere

"Run the wire behind the cabinet"

Definition 57: cause something to pass or lead somewhere - [verb of stative]

Samples where run or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Run the wire behind the cabinet

Synonyms for run in the sense of this definition

(run is a kind of ...) cause to pass

"She passed around the plates"

(run has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

(run has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

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