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1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
Brownian movement, Everyman, Indian file, Le Mans, Lehrfreiheit, Public, Zeitgeist, abide, abrade, abrasion, abscond, absquatulate, academic freedom, acciaccatura, acquire, act, adolescent stream, advance, affluence, afflux, affluxion, aim, air lane, air race, airlift, alameda, angular motion, appoggiatura, arabesque, array, arroyo, articulation, ascend, ascending, ascent, assault, automobile race, average, average man, averageness, axial motion, azimuth, back, back up, backflowing, backing, backward motion, balance, bank, bark, batch, be effective, be in action, be responsible for, bear, bear upon, bearing, beat, beat a retreat, beaten path, beaten track, beck, bent, berm, bicycle path, bicycle race, bide, blemish, bloody, boardwalk, boat, boat race, bolt, booking, boost, borscht circuit, bound, bourn, braided stream, branch, break, breed, bridle path, bring down, bring on, bring out, bring upon, brook, brooklet, buck, budge, bull, bulldoze, bum, bump, bundle, bunt, bureaucracy, bureaucratism, burn, burrow, burst, burst of speed, bustle, butt, butt against, buzz, cadence, cadenza, call the signals, campaign, canoe, canter, captain, career, carry, carry on, carry out, carry sail, carry through, catena, catenation, catwalk, cave, center, chafe, chain, chain reaction, chaining, change, change place, channel, chart a course, chase, check, chinoiserie, chip, circle, circuit, circumnavigate, claw, clear out, climb, climbing, coast, coil, colliquate, coloratura, command, common man, common run, commonality, commonness, commute, concatenation, concourse, concussion, cond, conduct, confluence, conflux, conn, connection, consecution, constitutional freedom, contest a seat, contest of speed, continualness, continuance, continuation, continue, continue to be, continuity, continuum, contract, control, couch, course, cover, cover ground, covert, coxswain, crack, crackle, cram, craze, creek, crick, cross, cross-country race, crosscurrent, crossing, crowd, cruise, culture, currency, current, cut, cut and run, cycle, daily grind, dash, dash off, dash on, date, dead run, deal with, decamp, decoagulate, decoct, defeat time, defluxion, defrost, defy time, deliquesce, den, depart, derby, descend, descending, descent, desert, designate, dig, direct, direction, direction line, dissolve, division, dog, dog it, dog race, dogtrot, double-time, downflow, downpour, downward motion, drag race, drift, driftage, drive, drone, duration, dwell, dysentery, earth, ebb, ebbing, elapse, elbow, elope, embellishment, emigrate, emigration, encompass, endless belt, endless round, endurance, endurance race, endure, engagement, engineer, engrave, enter the lists, environ, esplanade, everyman, everywoman, excursion, exist, expatriate, expatriation, expedition, expire, extend, extension, extensiveness, falcon, fall in with, fall into, fare, fare forth, farm, fastwalk, fatten, feed, fester, festinate, fetch, file, filiation, fioritura, flank speed, flash burn, flat-out speed, flee, flight, flight path, flit, float, flood, flourish, flow, flow back, flow in, flow on, flow out, flowing, flowing stream, fluency, fluidify, fluidize, flush, fluviation, flux, fly, follow the hounds, foot, foot pavement, footpath, footrace, footway, force, forced draft, form, forward motion, fowl, fox-trot, fracture, fray, frazzle, freedom, freedom from fear, freedom from want, freedom of worship, fresh, freshet, fret, fugitate, full gallop, function, fuse, gain, gall, gallop, gamut, gang, garden path, gash, generality, get, get going, get moving, get out, get over, ghost, gill, girl next door, git, glacial movement, glide, go, go along, go around, go by, go by ship, go hunting, go on, go on shipboard, go out, go round, go sideways, go to sea, goad, golden mean, govern, grace, grace note, gradation, grand tour, grind, groove, grow, guide, gun, gush, gyrate, habitualness, hand gallop, handle, happy medium, hasten, hatch, have effect, have free play, have play, have the conn, hawk, head, head up, heading, headlong rush, heat, heavy right foot, hectograph, helm, helmsmanship, herd, hie, high lope, hightail, hiking trail, hold, hold in solution, hold on, hold out, hold the reins, hole, homme moyen sensuel, hop, hop along, hotfoot, hound, hum, hunt, hunt down, hurdle race, hurry, hurry on, hurry through, hurry up, hurry-scurry, hurt, hurtle, hustle, immigrate, immigration, impress, imprint, in-migrate, in-migration, incidental, incidental note, incise, incision, inclination, incur, inflow, infuse, injure, injury, intermigrate, intermigration, invite, issue, itinerary, jab, jack, jacklight, jam, jaunt, jog, jog trot, joggle, jolt, jostle, journey, jump, jump bail, junket, juste-milieu, keep, keep on, kill, lacerate, laceration, lair, lap, lapse, last, last long, last out, lay, lazy stream, leach, lead, lead on, leap, leg, lengthening, lesion, levant, liberty, license, lie, line, line of direction, line of march, lineage, liquefy, liquesce, liquidize, live, live on, live through, lixiviate, lodge, long mordent, loose, lope, lose no time, lot, maim, main current, mainstream, maintain, maintenance, make, make a passage, make go, make haste, make mincemeat of, make off, make the rules, make tracks, making, mall, manage, maneuver, manipulate, marathon, marathon race, mastermind, match race, matter, maul, maximum speed, mean, meandering stream, median, mediocrity, medium, melt, melt down, mew, midchannel, middle, middle course, middle ground, middle point, middle position, middle state, middle-of-the-road, midpoint, midstream, migrate, migration, militate, mill run, millrace, millstream, mimeograph, monotone, mordent, mortal wound, motion, motorboat, motorcycle race, mount, mounting, move, move along, move on, move over, move quickly, movement, moving road, multigraph, mutilate, mutilation, name, name for office, navigable river, navigate, navigation, nexus, nominate, norm, normal, normality, nudge, nurture, oblique motion, obstacle race, ocean trip, officer, ongoing, onrush, onward course, open throttle, operate, orbit, ordain, order, ordinariness, ordinary Joe, ordinary run, orientation, ornament, out-migrate, out-migration, outflow, outing, overprint, package tour, par, parade, part, pass, pass by, passage, path, pathway, pendulum, percolate, perdure, peregrination, perennate, perform, perform on, periodicity, perk, perpetuation, perseverance, persist, persistence, piece, pierce, pile drive, pilgrimage, pilot, piloting, play, playing engagement, pleasure trip, plenum, plow the deep, plunge, plunging, ply, point, poke, portion, post, potato race, pour, powder train, practice, prado, pralltriller, prescribe, press, press on, prevail, prevalence, primrose path, print, proceed, prod, progress, progression, prolongation, promenade, proof, propose, protraction, prove, prowl after, public walk, publish, pull, pull a proof, pull the strings, punch, puncture, pursuance, push, push on, put out, put to bed, put to press, put up, quarter, quarterback, queue, race, racing stream, radial motion, raise, ram, ram down, rampantness, ranch, random motion, range, rank, rankle, rattle, reach, reach out, rear, recurrence, red tape, red-tapeism, refine, reflowing, refluence, reflux, regatta, regress, regression, regulate, regurgitate, reign, reissue, relay, relay race, remain, remigrate, remigration, rend, render, rent, repetition, reprint, reticulation, retrogress, retrogression, ride, ride the sea, ride to hounds, rifeness, rip, ripen, rise, rising, river, rivulet, road, road race, roll, roll on, rotate, rotation, roulade, round, round trip, route, routine, routineness, row, rubberneck tour, ruck, rule, run against, run away, run away from, run away with, run for it, run for office, run its course, run off, run on, run out, rundle, runlet, runnel, runway, rupture, rush, rush through, rut, sack race, safari, sail, sail free, sail round, sail the sea, sally, sashay, savage, scald, scale, scamper, scoot, scorch, scotch, scramble, scrape, scratch, screw, scud, scuff, scull, scurry, scuttle, sea lane, sea trip, seafare, second-degree burn, see to, sequence, series, set, shake, shakedown cruise, shape a course, shepherd, shift, shikar, shin, shits, shoot, shortcut, shoulder, shove, show the heels, sidewalk, sideward motion, sike, single file, single mordent, sink, sinking, skedaddle, skim, skin, skip, skip out, skipper, slash, slide, slip, slip the cable, slit, smelt, smuggle, sneak, soar, soaring, solo, solubilize, solve, sore, span, spate, spectrum, speed, speedway race, spill stream, spin, sport, sprain, spread, spring, sprint, sprint race, spurt, squirrel cage, stab, stab wound, stalk, stamp, stand, stand for office, start, stay, stay on, staying power, steam, steamboat, steer, steerage, steering, step, step along, step lively, sternway, stick, still-hunt, stir, stock-car race, straddle, straight course, strain, stream, stream action, streamlet, stress, stretch, stretch out, strike, string, strip, submit, subside, subsiding, subsist, subterranean river, succession, suppurate, surge, surge back, surround, survive, sustain, sustained action, sustenance, swarm, swarming, swath, sweep, sweepingness, swing, tack down wind, take French leave, take a voyage, take care of, take command, take effect, take flight, take in, take the helm, take the lead, take to flight, take wing, tamp, tarry, tear, tendency, tenor, test flight, thaw, the Four Freedoms, the general tendency, the main course, the run of, thin, third-degree burn, thread, three-legged race, thrust, thrust out, tick, tide, tide over, tier, time spirit, tone, torch race, tour, towing path, towpath, track, track race, trade route, trail, train, traject, trajectory, trajet, transmigrate, transmigration, trauma, traumatize, travel, traverse, treadmill, trek, trend, trip, trot, trots, trottoir, tunnel, turn, turn tail, unclot, undercurrent, undertow, unfreeze, uninterrupted course, unremittingness, upward motion, usualness, vaudeville circuit, via media, voyage, wadi, walk, walk the waters, walkway, wane, water flow, watercourse, waterway, way, wayfare, wear, wear well, weep, welcome, well-worn groove, wend, whirl, wide-open speed, widespreadness, windrow, work, wound, wounds immedicable, wrench, yacht, yacht race
Dictionary Results for run:
1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
    n 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" [syn:
         run, tally]
    2: 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" [syn: test, trial, run]
    3: a race run on foot; "she broke the record for the half-mile
       run" [syn: footrace, foot race, run]
    4: an unbroken series of events; "had a streak of bad luck";
       "Nicklaus had a run of birdies" [syn: streak, run]
    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" [syn: run, running, running play,
       running game]
    6: a regular trip; "the ship made its run in record time"
    7: the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace; "he
       broke into a run"; "his daily run keeps him fit" [syn: run,
    8: 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"
    9: unrestricted freedom to use; "he has the run of the house"
    10: the production achieved during a continuous period of
        operation (of a machine or factory etc.); "a daily run of
        100,000 gallons of paint"
    11: a small stream [syn: rivulet, rill, run, runnel,
    12: a race between candidates for elective office; "I managed
        his campaign for governor"; "he is raising money for a
        Senate run" [syn: political campaign, campaign, run]
    13: a row of unravelled stitches; "she got a run in her
        stocking" [syn: run, ladder, ravel]
    14: the pouring forth of a fluid [syn: discharge,
        outpouring, run]
    15: an unbroken chronological sequence; "the play had a long run
        on Broadway"; "the team enjoyed a brief run of victories"
    16: a short trip; "take a run into town"
    v 1: 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"
    2: flee; take to one's heels; cut and run; "If you see this man,
       run!"; "The burglars escaped before the police showed up"
       [syn: scat, run, scarper, turn tail, lam, run
       away, hightail it, bunk, head for the hills, take to
       the woods, escape, fly the coop, break away]
    3: 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" [syn: run, go, pass, lead, extend]
    4: direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.; "She is
       running a relief operation in the Sudan" [syn: operate,
    5: have a particular form; "the story or argument runs as
       follows"; "as the saying goes..." [syn: run, go]
    6: move along, of liquids; "Water flowed into the cave"; "the
       Missouri feeds into the Mississippi" [syn: run, flow,
       feed, course]
    7: 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" [syn:
       function, work, operate, go, run] [ant:
       malfunction, misfunction]
    8: 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" [syn: range, run]
    9: run, stand, or compete for an office or a position; "Who's
       running for treasurer this year?" [syn: campaign, run]
    10: 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" [syn: play, run]
    11: 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"
    12: have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be
        inclined; "She tends to be nervous before her lectures";
        "These dresses run small"; "He inclined to corpulence" [syn:
        tend, be given, lean, incline, run]
    13: be operating, running or functioning; "The car is still
        running--turn it off!" [ant: idle, tick over]
    14: change from one state to another; "run amok"; "run rogue";
        "run riot"
    15: cause to perform; "run a subject"; "run a process"
    16: be affected by; be subjected to; "run a temperature"; "run a
    17: continue to exist; "These stories die hard"; "The legend of
        Elvis endures" [syn: prevail, persist, die hard,
        run, endure]
    18: occur persistently; "Musical talent runs in the family"
    19: 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" [syn: run,
    20: include as the content; broadcast or publicize; "We ran the
        ad three times"; "This paper carries a restaurant review";
        "All major networks carried the press conference" [syn:
        carry, run]
    21: carry out; "run an errand"
    22: 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" [syn: guide, run,
        draw, pass]
    23: cause something to pass or lead somewhere; "Run the wire
        behind the cabinet" [syn: run, lead]
    24: make without a miss
    25: deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor [syn: run,
        black market]
    26: cause an animal to move fast; "run the dogs"
    27: be diffused; "These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to
        run" [syn: run, bleed]
    28: sail before the wind
    29: cover by running; run a certain distance; "She ran 10 miles
        that day"
    30: extend or continue for a certain period of time; "The film
        runs 5 hours" [syn: run, run for]
    31: set animals loose to graze
    32: keep company; "the heifers run with the bulls to produce
        offspring" [syn: run, consort]
    33: run with the ball; in such sports as football
    34: travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means; "Run to the
        store!"; "She always runs to Italy, because she has a lover
    35: travel a route regularly; "Ships ply the waters near the
        coast" [syn: ply, run]
    36: 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" [syn: hunt, run,
        hunt down, track down]
    37: compete in a race; "he is running the Marathon this year";
        "let's race and see who gets there first" [syn: race,
    38: progress by being changed; "The speech has to go through
        several more drafts"; "run through your presentation before
        the meeting" [syn: move, go, run]
    39: 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" [syn: melt, run, melt
    40: come unraveled or undone as if by snagging; "Her nylons were
        running" [syn: ladder, run]
    41: become undone; "the sweater unraveled" [syn: run,

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Run \Run\ (r[u^]n), v. i. [imp. Ran (r[a^]n) or Run; p. p.
   Run; p. pr. & vb. n. Running.] [OE. rinnen, rennen (imp.
   ran, p. p. runnen, ronnen). AS. rinnan to flow (imp. ran, p.
   p. gerunnen), and iernan, irnan, to run (imp. orn, arn, earn,
   p. p. urnen); akin to D. runnen, rennen, OS. & OHG. rinnan,
   G. rinnen, rennen, Icel. renna, rinna, Sw. rinna, r[aum]nna,
   Dan. rinde, rende, Goth. rinnan, and perh. to L. oriri to
   rise, Gr. 'orny`nai to stir up, rouse, Skr. [.r] (cf.
   Origin), or perh. to L. rivus brook (cf. Rival).
   [root]11. Cf. Ember, a., Rennet.]
   1. To move, proceed, advance, pass, go, come, etc., swiftly,
      smoothly, or with quick action; -- said of things animate
      or inanimate. Hence, to flow, glide, or roll onward, as a
      stream, a snake, a wagon, etc.; to move by quicker action
      than in walking, as a person, a horse, a dog.
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   2. Of voluntary or personal action:
      (a) To go swiftly; to pass at a swift pace; to hasten.
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                "Ha, ha, the fox!" and after him they ran.
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      (b) To flee, as from fear or danger.
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                As from a bear a man would run for life. --Shak.
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      (c) To steal off; to depart secretly.
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      (d) To contend in a race; hence, to enter into a contest;
          to become a candidate; as, to run for Congress.
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                Know ye not that they which run in a race run
                all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that
                ye may obtain.                    --1 Cor. ix.
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      (e) To pass from one state or condition to another; to
          come into a certain condition; -- often with in or
          into; as, to run into evil practices; to run in debt.
          [1913 Webster]

                Have I not cause to rave and beat my breast, to
                rend my heart with grief and run distracted?
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      (f) To exert continuous activity; to proceed; as, to run
          through life; to run in a circle.
      (g) To pass or go quickly in thought or conversation; as,
          to run from one subject to another.
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                Virgil, in his first Georgic, has run into a set
                of precepts foreign to his subject. --Addison.
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      (h) To discuss; to continue to think or speak about
          something; -- with on.
      (i) To make numerous drafts or demands for payment, as
          upon a bank; -- with on.
      (j) To creep, as serpents.
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   3. Of involuntary motion:
      (a) To flow, as a liquid; to ascend or descend; to course;
          as, rivers run to the sea; sap runs up in the spring;
          her blood ran cold.
      (b) To proceed along a surface; to extend; to spread.
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                The fire ran along upon the ground. --Ex. ix.
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      (c) To become fluid; to melt; to fuse.
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                As wax dissolves, as ice begins to run.
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                Sussex iron ores run freely in the fire.
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      (d) To turn, as a wheel; to revolve on an axis or pivot;
          as, a wheel runs swiftly round.
      (e) To travel; to make progress; to be moved by mechanical
          means; to go; as, the steamboat runs regularly to
          Albany; the train runs to Chicago.
      (f) To extend; to reach; as, the road runs from
          Philadelphia to New York; the memory of man runneth
          not to the contrary.
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                She saw with joy the line immortal run,
                Each sire impressed, and glaring in his son.
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      (g) To go back and forth from place to place; to ply; as,
          the stage runs between the hotel and the station.
      (h) To make progress; to proceed; to pass.
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                As fast as our time runs, we should be very glad
                in most part of our lives that it ran much
                faster.                           --Addison.
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      (i) To continue in operation; to be kept in action or
          motion; as, this engine runs night and day; the mill
          runs six days in the week.
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                When we desire anything, our minds run wholly on
                the good circumstances of it; when it is
                obtained, our minds run wholly on the bad ones.
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      (j) To have a course or direction; as, a line runs east
          and west.
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                Where the generally allowed practice runs
                counter to it.                    --Locke.
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                Little is the wisdom, where the flight
                So runs against all reason.       --Shak.
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      (k) To be in form thus, as a combination of words.
          [1913 Webster]

                The king's ordinary style runneth, "Our
                sovereign lord the king."         --Bp.
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      (l) To be popularly known; to be generally received.
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                Men gave them their own names, by which they run
                a great while in Rome.            --Sir W.
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                Neither was he ignorant what report ran of
                himself.                          --Knolles.
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      (m) To have growth or development; as, boys and girls run
          up rapidly.
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                If the richness of the ground cause turnips to
                run to leaves.                    --Mortimer.
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      (n) To tend, as to an effect or consequence; to incline.
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                A man's nature runs either to herbs or weeds.
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                Temperate climates run into moderate
                governments.                      --Swift.
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      (o) To spread and blend together; to unite; as, colors run
          in washing.
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                In the middle of a rainbow the colors are . . .
                distinguished, but near the borders they run
                into one another.                 --I. Watts.
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      (p) To have a legal course; to be attached; to continue in
          force, effect, or operation; to follow; to go in
          company; as, certain covenants run with the land.
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                Customs run only upon our goods imported or
                exported, and that but once for all; whereas
                interest runs as well upon our ships as goods,
                and must be yearly paid.          --Sir J.
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      (q) To continue without falling due; to hold good; as, a
          note has thirty days to run.
      (r) To discharge pus or other matter; as, an ulcer runs.
      (s) To be played on the stage a number of successive days
          or nights; as, the piece ran for six months.
      (t) (Naut.) To sail before the wind, in distinction from
          reaching or sailing closehauled; -- said of vessels.
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   4. Specifically, of a horse: To move rapidly in a gait in
      which each leg acts in turn as a propeller and a
      supporter, and in which for an instant all the limbs are
      gathered in the air under the body. --Stillman (The Horse
      in Motion).
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   5. (Athletics) To move rapidly by springing steps so that
      there is an instant in each step when neither foot touches
      the ground; -- so distinguished from walking in athletic
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   As things run, according to the usual order, conditions,
      quality, etc.; on the average; without selection or

   To let run (Naut.), to allow to pass or move freely; to
      slacken or loosen.

   To run after, to pursue or follow; to search for; to
      endeavor to find or obtain; as, to run after similes.

   To run away, to flee; to escape; to elope; to run without
      control or guidance.

   To run away with.
      (a) To convey away hurriedly; to accompany in escape or
      (b) To drag rapidly and with violence; as, a horse runs
          away with a carriage.

   To run down.
      (a) To cease to work or operate on account of the
          exhaustion of the motive power; -- said of clocks,
          watches, etc.
      (b) To decline in condition; as, to run down in health.

   To run down a coast, to sail along it.

   To run for an office, to stand as a candidate for an

   To run in or To run into.
      (a) To enter; to step in.
      (b) To come in collision with.

   To run into To meet, by chance; as, I ran into my brother
      at the grocery store.

   To run in trust, to run in debt; to get credit. [Obs.]

   To run in with.
      (a) To close; to comply; to agree with. [R.] --T. Baker.
      (b) (Naut.) To make toward; to near; to sail close to; as,
          to run in with the land.

   To run mad, To run mad after or To run mad on. See
      under Mad.

   To run on.
      (a) To be continued; as, their accounts had run on for a
          year or two without a settlement.
      (b) To talk incessantly.
      (c) To continue a course.
      (d) To press with jokes or ridicule; to abuse with
          sarcasm; to bear hard on.
      (e) (Print.) To be continued in the same lines, without
          making a break or beginning a new paragraph.

   To run out.
      (a) To come to an end; to expire; as, the lease runs out
          at Michaelmas.
      (b) To extend; to spread. "Insectile animals . . . run all
          out into legs." --Hammond.
      (c) To expatiate; as, to run out into beautiful
      (d) To be wasted or exhausted; to become poor; to become
          extinct; as, an estate managed without economy will
          soon run out.
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                And had her stock been less, no doubt
                She must have long ago run out.   --Dryden.
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   To run over.
      (a) To overflow; as, a cup runs over, or the liquor runs
      (b) To go over, examine, or rehearse cursorily.
      (c) To ride or drive over; as, to run over a child.

   To run riot, to go to excess.

   To run through.
      (a) To go through hastily; as to run through a book.
      (b) To spend wastefully; as, to run through an estate.

   To run to seed, to expend or exhaust vitality in producing
      seed, as a plant; figuratively and colloquially, to cease
      growing; to lose vital force, as the body or mind.

   To run up, to rise; to swell; to grow; to increase; as,
      accounts of goods credited run up very fast.
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            But these, having been untrimmed for many years, had
            run up into great bushes, or rather dwarf trees.
                                                  --Sir W.
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   To run with.
      (a) To be drenched with, so that streams flow; as, the
          streets ran with blood.
      (b) To flow while charged with some foreign substance.
          "Its rivers ran with gold." --J. H. Newman.
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3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Run \Run\, v. t.
   1. To cause to run (in the various senses of Run, v. i.);
      as, to run a horse; to run a stage; to run a machine; to
      run a rope through a block.
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   2. To pursue in thought; to carry in contemplation.
      [1913 Webster]

            To run the world back to its first original.
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            I would gladly understand the formation of a soul,
            and run it up to its "punctum saliens." --Collier.
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   3. To cause to enter; to thrust; as, to run a sword into or
      through the body; to run a nail into the foot.
      [1913 Webster]

            You run your head into the lion's mouth. --Sir W.
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            Having run his fingers through his hair. --Dickens.
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   4. To drive or force; to cause, or permit, to be driven.
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            They ran the ship aground.            --Acts xxvii.
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            A talkative person runs himself upon great
            inconveniences by blabbing out his own or other's
            secrets.                              --Ray.
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            Others, accustomed to retired speculations, run
            natural philosophy into metaphysical notions.
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   5. To fuse; to shape; to mold; to cast; as, to run bullets,
      and the like.
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            The purest gold must be run and washed. --Felton.
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   6. To cause to be drawn; to mark out; to indicate; to
      determine; as, to run a line.
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   7. To cause to pass, or evade, offical restrictions; to
      smuggle; -- said of contraband or dutiable goods.
      [1913 Webster]

            Heavy impositions . . . are a strong temptation of
            running goods.                        --Swift.
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   8. To go through or accomplish by running; as, to run a race;
      to run a certain career.
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   9. To cause to stand as a candidate for office; to support
      for office; as, to run some one for Congress. [Colloq.
      [1913 Webster]

   10. To encounter or incur, as a danger or risk; as, to run
       the risk of losing one's life. See To run the chances,
       below. "He runneth two dangers." --Bacon.
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             If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure.
                                                  --Dan Quail

   11. To put at hazard; to venture; to risk.
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             He would himself be in the Highlands to receive
             them, and run his fortune with them. --Clarendon.
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   12. To discharge; to emit; to give forth copiously; to be
       bathed with; as, the pipe or faucet runs hot water.
       [1913 Webster]

             At the base of Pompey's statua,
             Which all the while ran blood, great Caesar fell.
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   13. To be charged with, or to contain much of, while flowing;
       as, the rivers ran blood.
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   14. To conduct; to manage; to carry on; as, to run a factory
       or a hotel. [Colloq. U.S.]
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   15. To tease with sarcasms and ridicule. [Colloq.]
       [1913 Webster]

   16. To sew, as a seam, by passing the needle through material
       in a continuous line, generally taking a series of
       stitches on the needle at the same time.
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   17. To migrate or move in schools; -- said of fish; esp., to
       ascend a river in order to spawn.
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   18. (Golf) To strike (the ball) in such a way as to cause it
       to run along the ground, as when approaching a hole.
       [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

   To run a blockade, to get to, or away from, a blockaded
      port in safety.

   To run down.
       (a) (Hunting) To chase till the object pursued is
           captured or exhausted; as, to run down a stag.
       (b) (Naut.) To run against and sink, as a vessel.
       (c) To crush; to overthrow; to overbear. "Religion is run
           down by the license of these times." --Berkeley.
       (d) To disparage; to traduce. --F. W. Newman.

   To run hard.
       (a) To press in competition; as, to run one hard in a
       (b) To urge or press importunately.
       (c) To banter severely.

   To run into the ground, to carry to an absurd extreme; to
      overdo. [Slang, U.S.]
       (c) To erect hastily, as a building.
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4. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Run \Run\, n.
   1. The act of running; as, a long run; a good run; a quick
      run; to go on the run.
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   2. A small stream; a brook; a creek.
      [1913 Webster]

   3. That which runs or flows in the course of a certain
      operation, or during a certain time; as, a run of must in
      wine making; the first run of sap in a maple orchard.
      [1913 Webster]

   4. A course; a series; that which continues in a certain
      course or series; as, a run of good or bad luck.
      [1913 Webster]

            They who made their arrangements in the first run of
            misadventure . . . put a seal on their calamities.
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   5. State of being current; currency; popularity.
      [1913 Webster]

            It is impossible for detached papers to have a
            general run, or long continuance, if not diversified
            with humor.                           --Addison.
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   6. Continued repetition on the stage; -- said of a play; as,
      to have a run of a hundred successive nights.
      [1913 Webster]

            A canting, mawkish play . . . had an immense run.
      [1913 Webster]

   7. A continuing urgent demand; especially, a pressure on a
      bank or treasury for payment of its notes.
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   8. A range or extent of ground for feeding stock; as, a sheep
      run. --Howitt.
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   9. (Naut.)
      (a) The aftermost part of a vessel's hull where it narrows
          toward the stern, under the quarter.
      (b) The distance sailed by a ship; as, a good run; a run
          of fifty miles.
      (c) A voyage; as, a run to China.
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   10. A pleasure excursion; a trip. [Colloq.]
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             I think of giving her a run in London. --Dickens.
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   11. (Mining) The horizontal distance to which a drift may be
       carried, either by license of the proprietor of a mine or
       by the nature of the formation; also, the direction which
       a vein of ore or other substance takes.
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   12. (Mus.) A roulade, or series of running tones.
       [1913 Webster]

   13. (Mil.) The greatest degree of swiftness in marching. It
       is executed upon the same principles as the double-quick,
       but with greater speed.
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   14. The act of migrating, or ascending a river to spawn; --
       said of fish; also, an assemblage or school of fishes
       which migrate, or ascend a river for the purpose of
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   15. (Sport) In baseball, a complete circuit of the bases made
       by a player, which enables him to score one point; also,
       the point thus scored; in cricket, a passing from one
       wicket to the other, by which one point is scored; as, a
       player made three runs; the side went out with two
       hundred runs; the Yankees scored three runs in the
       seventh inning.
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             The "runs" are made from wicket to wicket, the
             batsmen interchanging ends at each run. --R. A.
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   16. A pair or set of millstones.
       [1913 Webster]

   17. (Piquet, Cribbage, etc.) A number of cards of the same
       suit in sequence; as, a run of four in hearts.
       [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

   18. (Golf)
       (a) The movement communicated to a golf ball by running.
       (b) The distance a ball travels after touching the ground
           from a stroke.
           [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

   At the long run, now, commonly, In the long run, in or
      during the whole process or course of things taken
      together; in the final result; in the end; finally.
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            [Man] starts the inferior of the brute animals, but
            he surpasses them in the long run.    --J. H.
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   Home run.
       (a) A running or returning toward home, or to the point
           from which the start was made. Cf. Home stretch.
       (b) (Baseball) See under Home.

   The run, or The common run, or The run of the mill
      etc., ordinary persons; the generality or average of
      people or things; also, that which ordinarily occurs;
      ordinary current, course, or kind.
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            I saw nothing else that is superior to the common
            run of parks.                         --Walpole.
      [1913 Webster]

            Burns never dreamed of looking down on others as
            beneath him, merely because he was conscious of his
            own vast superiority to the common run of men.
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            His whole appearance was something out of the common
            run.                                  --W. Irving.
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   To let go by the run (Naut.), to loosen and let run freely,
      as lines; to let fall without restraint, as a sail.
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5. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Run \Run\, a.
   1. Melted, or made from molten material; cast in a mold; as,
      run butter; run iron or lead.
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   2. Smuggled; as, run goods. [Colloq.] --Miss Edgeworth.
      [1913 Webster]

   Run steel, malleable iron castings. See under Malleable.
      [1913 Webster]

6. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
All fours \All` fours"\ [formerly, All` four".]
   All four legs of a quadruped; or the two legs and two arms of
   a person.
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   To be, go, or run, on all fours (Fig.), to be on the
      same footing; to correspond (with) exactly; to be alike in
      all the circumstances to be considered. "This example is
      on all fours with the other." "No simile can go on all
      fours." --Macaulay.
      [1913 Webster]

7. The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015)

    The process of carrying out
   the instructions in a computer program by a computer.

   See also dry run.


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