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RUN (ran, running)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does run mean? 

RUN (noun)
  The noun RUN has 16 senses:

1. a score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely
2. the act of testing something
3. a race run on foot
4. an unbroken series of events
5. (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team
6. a regular trip
7. the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace
8. the continuous period of time during which something (a machine or a factory) operates or continues in operation
9. unrestricted freedom to use
10. the production achieved during a continuous period of operation (of a machine or factory etc.)
11. a small stream
12. a race between candidates for elective office
13. a row of unravelled stitches
14. the pouring forth of a fluid
15. an unbroken chronological sequence
16. a short trip

  Familiarity information: RUN used as a noun is very familiar.


RUN (verb)
  The verb RUN has 41 senses:

1. move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time
2. flee; take to one's heels; cut and run
3. stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point
4. direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.
5. have a particular form
6. move along, of liquids
7. perform as expected when applied
8. change or be different within limits
9. run, stand, or compete for an office or a position
10. cause to emit recorded sounds
11. move about freely and without restraint, or act as if running around in an uncontrolled way
12. have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined
13. carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine
14. be operating, running or functioning
15. change from one state to another
16. cause to perform
17. be affected by; be subjected to
18. continue to exist
19. occur persistently
20. include as the content; broadcast or publicize
21. carry out
22. guide or pass over something
23. cause something to pass or lead somewhere
24. make without a miss
25. deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor
26. cause an animal to move fast
27. be diffused
28. sail before the wind
29. cover by running; run a certain distance
30. extend or continue for a certain period of time
31. set animals loose to graze
32. keep company
33. run with the ball; in such sports as football
34. travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means
35. travel a route regularly
36. pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals)
37. compete in a race
38. progress by being changed
39. reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating
40. come unraveled or undone as if by snagging
41. become undone

  Familiarity information: RUN used as a verb is very familiar.


 Dictionary entry details 


RUN (noun)


Sense 1run [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

run; tally

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("run" is a kind of...):

score (the act of scoring in a game or sport)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "run"):

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

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

rbi; run batted in (a run that is the result of the batter's performance)


Sense 2run [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of testing something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

run; test; trial

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("run" is a kind of...):

attempt; effort; endeavor; endeavour; try (earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "run"):

Snellen test (a test of visual acuity using a Snellen chart)

pilot program; pilot project (activity planned as a test or trial)

Ministry of Transportation test; MOT; MOT test (a compulsory annual test of older motor vehicles for safety and exhaust fumes)

fitting; try-on; trying on (putting clothes on to see whether they fit)

field trial (a test of young hunting dogs to determine their skill in pointing and retrieving)

audition; tryout (a test of the suitability of a performer)

preclinical phase; preclinical test; preclinical trial (a laboratory test of a new drug or a new invasive medical device on animal subjects; conducted to gather evidence justifying a clinical trial)

double blind (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)

clinical test; clinical trial (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)

assay (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.)


Sense 3run [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A race run on foot

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

foot race; footrace; run

Context example:

she broke the record for the half-mile run

Hypernyms ("run" is a kind of...):

race (a contest of speed)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "run"):

fun run; funrun (a footrace run for fun (often including runners who are sponsored for a charity))

marathon (a footrace of 26 miles 385 yards)

obstacle race (a race in which competitors must negotiate obstacles)

steeplechase (a footrace of usually 3000 meters over a closed track with hurdles and a water jump)

track event (a footrace performed on a track (indoor or outdoor))


Sense 4run [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An unbroken series of events

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

streak; run

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("run" is a kind of...):

succession (a group of people or things arranged or following in order)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "run"):

losing streak (a streak of losses)

winning streak (a streak of wins)


Sense 5run [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

running play; running game; running; run

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("run" is a kind of...):

football play ((American football) a play by the offensive team)

Domain category:

American football; American football game (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)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "run"):

rush; rushing ((American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running into the line)

reverse ((American football) a running play in which a back running in one direction hands the ball to a back running in the opposite direction)

return ((American football) the act of running back the ball after a kickoff or punt or interception or fumble)

end run; sweep ((American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running around the end of the line)

draw; draw play ((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)


Sense 6run [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A regular trip

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

the ship made its run in record time

Hypernyms ("run" is a kind of...):

trip (a journey for some purpose (usually including the return))


Sense 7run [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

running; run

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("run" is a kind of...):

locomotion; travel (self-propelled movement)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "run"):

dash; sprint (a quick run)


Sense 8run [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The continuous period of time during which something (a machine or a factory) operates or continues in operation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Context example:

the assembly line was on a 12-hour run

Hypernyms ("run" is a kind of...):

period; period of time; time period (an amount of time)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "run"):

press run; print run (the period that presses run to produce an issue of a newspaper)

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


Sense 9run [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Unrestricted freedom to use

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Context example:

he has the run of the house

Hypernyms ("run" is a kind of...):

liberty (freedom of choice)


Sense 10run [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The production achieved during a continuous period of operation (of a machine or factory etc.)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Context example:

a daily run of 100,000 gallons of paint

Hypernyms ("run" is a kind of...):

indefinite quantity (an estimated quantity)


Sense 11run [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A small stream

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

rill; rivulet; runnel; streamlet; run

Hypernyms ("run" is a kind of...):

stream; watercourse (a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth)


Sense 12run [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A race between candidates for elective office

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

campaign; political campaign; run

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("run" is a kind of...):

race (any competition)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "run"):

senate campaign; senate race (a race for election to the senate)

campaign for governor; governor's race (a race for election to the governorship)


Sense 13run [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A row of unravelled stitches

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

ravel; ladder; run

Context example:

she got a run in her stocking

Hypernyms ("run" is a kind of...):

damage; harm; impairment (the occurrence of a change for the worse)


Sense 14run [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The pouring forth of a fluid

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

outpouring; discharge; run

Hypernyms ("run" is a kind of...):

flow; flowing (the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "run"):

escape; leak; leakage; outflow (the unwanted discharge of a fluid from some container)

jet; spirt; spurt; squirt (the occurrence of a sudden discharge (as of liquid))


Sense 15run [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An unbroken chronological sequence

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("run" is a kind of...):

chronological sequence; chronological succession; sequence; succession; successiveness (a following of one thing after another in time)


Sense 16run [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A short trip

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

take a run into town

Hypernyms ("run" is a kind of...):

trip (a journey for some purpose (usually including the return))


RUN (verb)


Sense 1run [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "run" is one way to...):

hurry; speed; travel rapidly; zip (move very fast)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "run"):

rush (run with the ball, in football)

lope (run easily)

sprint (run very fast, usually for a short distance)

jog (run for exercise)

outrun (run faster than)

run (run with the ball; in such sports as football)

streak (run naked in a public place)

run bases (run around the bases, in baseball)

romp (run easily and fairly fast)

scamper; scurry; scuttle; skitter (to move about or proceed hurriedly)

clip; jog; trot (run at a moderately swift pace)

hare (run quickly, like a hare)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP

Sentence example:

The horses run across the field

Also:

run around (play boisterously)

run away (flee; take to one's heels; cut and run)


Sense 2run [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Flee; take to one's heels; cut and run

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

turn tail; take to the woods; scat; scarper; run away; lam; hightail it; head for the hills; fly the coop; run; bunk; break away; escape

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "run" is one way to...):

go away; go forth; leave (go away from a place)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "run"):

skedaddle (run away, as if in a panic)

flee; fly; take flight (run away quickly)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 3run [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

extend; run; lead; pass; go

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "run" is one way to...):

be (occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "run"):

come (extend or reach)

radiate; ray (extend or spread outward from a center or focus or inward towards a center)

go deep; go far (extend in importance or range)

Sentence frame:

Something is ----ing PP

Also:

run along (be in line with; form a line along)


Sense 4run [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

operate; run

Context example:

She is running a relief operation in the Sudan

Hypernyms (to "run" is one way to...):

direct (be in charge of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "run"):

financier (conduct financial operations, often in an unethical manner)

work (operate in or through)

block (run on a block system)

warm up (run until the normal working temperature is reached)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 5run [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Have a particular form

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

run; go

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "run" is one way to...):

be (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun))

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 6run [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move along, of liquids

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

flow; course; run; feed

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "run" is one way to...):

move (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "run"):

flush (flow freely)

gutter (flow in small streams)

ooze; seep (pass gradually or leak through or as if through small openings)

drain; run out (flow off gradually)

dribble; filter; trickle (run or flow slowly, as in drops or in an unsteady stream)

stream; well out (flow freely and abundantly)

run out; spill (flow, run or fall out and become lost)

pour (flow in a spurt)

run down (move downward)

run off; waste (run off as waste)

eddy; purl; swirl; whirl; whirlpool (flow in a circular current, of liquids)

circulate (move through a space, circuit or system, returning to the starting point)

surge; tide (rise or move forward)

gush; jet (issue in a jet; come out in a jet; stream or spring forth)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP

Sentence example:

Water and oil run into the bowl

Also:

run over (flow or run over (a limit or brim))


Sense 7run [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Perform as expected when applied

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

function; operate; work; run; go

Context examples:

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

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "run"):

serve; service (be used by; as of a utility)

cut (function as a cutting instrument)

run (be operating, running or functioning)

roll (begin operating or running)

double (do double duty; serve two purposes or have two functions)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s

Sentence example:

These cars won't run


Sense 8run [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Change or be different within limits

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

range; run

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "run" is one way to...):

be (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun))

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 9run [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Run, stand, or compete for an office or a position

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Synonyms:

campaign; run

Context example:

Who's running for treasurer this year?

Hypernyms (to "run" is one way to...):

race; run (compete in a race)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "run"):

cross-file; register (have one's name listed as a candidate for several parties)

whistlestop (tour the country in order to solicit votes for an election)

rerun (run again for office)

stump (travel through a district and make political speeches)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 10run [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to emit recorded sounds

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

run; play

Context examples:

They ran the tapes over and over again / Can you play my favorite record?

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something

Sentence example:

Sam and Sue run the movie


Sense 11run [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move about freely and without restraint, or act as if running around in an uncontrolled way

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "run" is one way to...):

go; locomote; move; travel (change location; move, travel, or proceed)

Sentence frames:

Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 12run [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

be given; incline; tend; lean; run

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "run" is one way to...):

be (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun))

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "run"):

take kindly to (be willing or inclined to accept)

suffer (be given to)

gravitate (move toward)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE


Sense 13run [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

execute; run

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "run" is one way to...):

apply; enforce; implement (ensure observance of laws and rules)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "run"):

step (cause (a computer) to execute a single command)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 14run [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be operating, running or functioning

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

The car is still running--turn it off!

Hypernyms (to "run" is one way to...):

function; go; operate; run; work (perform as expected when applied)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s

Antonym:

idle (run disconnected or idle)


Sense 15run [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Change from one state to another

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context examples:

run amok / run rogue / run riot

Hypernyms (to "run" is one way to...):

become; get; go (enter or assume a certain state or condition)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s Adjective/Noun
Somebody ----s Adjective
Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 16run [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to perform

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context examples:

run a subject / run a process

Hypernyms (to "run" is one way to...):

process; treat (subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "run"):

rerun (cause to perform again)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 17run [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be affected by; be subjected to

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Context examples:

run a temperature / run a risk

Hypernyms (to "run" is one way to...):

incur (make oneself subject to; bring upon oneself; become liable to)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 18run [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Continue to exist

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

die hard; persist; prevail; endure; run

Context examples:

These stories die hard / The legend of Elvis endures

Hypernyms (to "run" is one way to...):

continue (exist over a prolonged period of time)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "run"):

reverberate (have a long or continuing effect)

carry over (transfer or persist from one stage or sphere of activity to another)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 19run [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Occur persistently

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Context example:

Musical talent runs in the family

Hypernyms (to "run" is one way to...):

occur (to be found to exist)

Sentence frame:

Something is ----ing PP


Sense 20run [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Include as the content; broadcast or publicize

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

carry; run

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "run" is one way to...):

broadcast; circularise; circularize; circulate; diffuse; disperse; disseminate; distribute; pass around; propagate; spread (cause to become widely known)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 21run [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Carry out

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Context example:

run an errand

Hypernyms (to "run" is one way to...):

accomplish; action; carry out; carry through; execute; fulfil; fulfill (put in effect)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 22run [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Guide or pass over something

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

guide; pass; run; draw

Context examples:

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

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "run"):

rub (move over something with pressure)

thread (pass through or into)

thread (pass a thread through)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 23run [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause something to pass or lead somewhere

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

lead; run

Context example:

Run the wire behind the cabinet

Hypernyms (to "run" is one way to...):

make pass; pass (cause to pass)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 24run [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make without a miss

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Hypernyms (to "run" is one way to...):

bring home the bacon; come through; deliver the goods; succeed; win (attain success or reach a desired goal)

Domain category:

athletics; sport (an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 25run [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

black market; run

Hypernyms (to "run" is one way to...):

merchandise; trade (engage in the trade of)

Domain category:

crime; law-breaking ((criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 26run [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause an animal to move fast

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

run the dogs

Hypernyms (to "run" is one way to...):

displace; move (cause to move, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something

Sentence example:

The men run the horses across the field


Sense 27run [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be diffused

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

bleed; run

Context example:

These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to run

Hypernyms (to "run" is one way to...):

diffuse; fan out; spread; spread out (move outward)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "run"):

crock (release color when rubbed, of badly dyed fabric)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 28run [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Sail before the wind

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Hypernyms (to "run" is one way to...):

sail (travel in a boat propelled by wind)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s


Sense 29run [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cover by running; run a certain distance

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

She ran 10 miles that day

Hypernyms (to "run" is one way to...):

go across; go through; pass (go across or through)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 30run [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Extend or continue for a certain period of time

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

run for; run

Context example:

The film runs 5 hours

Hypernyms (to "run" is one way to...):

endure; last (persist for a specified period of time)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 31run [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Set animals loose to graze

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Hypernyms (to "run" is one way to...):

free; liberate; loose; release; unloose; unloosen (grant freedom to; free from confinement)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 32run [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Keep company

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

consort; run

Context example:

the heifers run with the bulls to produce offspring

Hypernyms (to "run" is one way to...):

accompany (go or travel along with)

Sentence frame:

Something is ----ing PP


Sense 33run [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Run with the ball; in such sports as football

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Hypernyms (to "run" is one way to...):

run (move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time)

Domain category:

athletics; sport (an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 34run [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "run" is one way to...):

go; locomote; move; travel (change location; move, travel, or proceed)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 35run [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Travel a route regularly

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

ply; run

Context example:

Ships ply the waters near the coast

Hypernyms (to "run" is one way to...):

jaunt; travel; trip (make a trip for pleasure)

Sentence frames:

Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 36run [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals)

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Synonyms:

hunt; hunt down; track down; run

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "run" is one way to...):

capture; catch (capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "run"):

ferret (hunt with ferrets)

course (hunt with hounds)

foxhunt (hunt foxes, on horseback and with dogs)

jack; jacklight (hunt with a jacklight)

hawk (hunt with hawks)

falcon (hunt with falcons)

fowl (hunt fowl)

forage; scrounge (collect or look around for (food))

seal (hunt seals)

poach (hunt illegally)

snipe (hunt or shoot snipe)

whale (hunt for whales)

ambush; still-hunt (hunt (quarry) by stalking and ambushing)

turtle (hunt for turtles, especially as an occupation)

drive (hunting: chase from cover into more open ground)

drive (hunting: search for game)

rabbit (hunt rabbits)

fowl (hunt fowl in the forest)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 37run [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Compete in a race

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Synonyms:

race; run

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "run" is one way to...):

compete; contend; vie (compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "run"):

speed skate (race on skates)

campaign; run (run, stand, or compete for an office or a position)

horse-race (compete in a horse race)

boat-race (participate in a boat race)

place (finish second or better in a horse or dog race)

show (finish third or better in a horse or dog race)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP

Sentence example:

These cars won't run

Also:

run off (decide (a contest or competition) by a runoff)


Sense 38run [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Progress by being changed

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

move; go; run

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "run" is one way to...):

change (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature)

Sentence frames:

Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 39run [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

melt; melt down; run

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "run" is one way to...):

break up; dissolve; resolve (cause to go into a solution)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "run"):

render; try (melt (fat or lard) in order to separate out impurities)

fuse (make liquid or plastic by heating)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 40run [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Come unraveled or undone as if by snagging

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

ladder; run

Context example:

Her nylons were running

Hypernyms (to "run" is one way to...):

break; come apart; fall apart; separate; split up (become separated into pieces or fragments)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 41run [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Become undone

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

unravel; run

Context example:

the sweater unraveled

Hypernyms (to "run" is one way to...):

disintegrate (break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


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