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[n] 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"
[n] the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace; "he broke into a run"; "his daily run keeps him fit"
[n] a regular trip; "the ship made its run in record time"
[n] a short trip; "take a run into town"
[n] a football play in which a player runs with the ball; "the defensive line braced to stop the run"; "the coach put great emphasis on running"
[n] 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"
[n] the pouring forth of a fluid
[n] a row of unravelled stitches; "she got a run in her stocking"
[n] a race run on foot; "she broke the record for the half-mile run"
[n] an unbroken series of events; "had a streak of bad luck"; "Nicklaus had a run of birdies"
[n] a small stream
[v] 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"
[v] become undone, as of clothes such as knitted fabrics; "the sweater unraveled"
[v] come unraveled or undone as if by snagging, of stockings; "Her nylons were running"
[v] 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"
[v] cause to perform; "run a subject"; "run a process"
[v] progress by being changed; "The speech has to go through several more drafts"; "run through your presentation before the meeting"
[v] change from one state to another; "run amok"; "run rogue"; "run riot"
[v] compete in a race; "he is running the Marathon this year"; "let's race and see who gets there first"
[v] run, stand, or compete for an office or a position; "Who's running for treasurer this year?"
[v] guide or pass over something; "He ran his eyes over her body"; "She ran her fingers along the carved figurine"; "He drew her hair through his fingers"
[v] 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"
[v] be operating, running or functioning, as of engines or machines; "The car is still running--turn it off!"
[v] carry out; "run an errand"
[v] cause to be emit recorded sounds; "They ran the tapes over and over again"; "Can you play my favorite record?"
[v] 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"
[v] travel a route regularly; "Ships ply the waters near the coast"
[v] cover by running; run a certain distance; "She ran 10 miles that day"
[v] 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"
[v] travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means; "Run to the store!"; "She always runs to Italy, because she has a lover there"
[v] run with the ball; in sports, such as football
[v] keep company; of male animals
[v] Nautical language: sail before the wind
[v] be diffused; "These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to run"
[v] move along, of liquids; "Water flowed into the cave"
[v] escape or flee; take to one's heels; cut and run; "If you see this man, run!"
[v] cause an animal to move fast; "run the dogs"
[v] 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"
[v] deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor
[v] set animals loose to graze
[v] direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.; "She is running a relief operation in the Sudan"
[v] make without a miss; in sports or games
[v] execute a program or process, as on a computer or a machine; "Run the dishwasher"; "run a new program on the Mac"
[v] occur persistently; "Musical talent runs in the family"
[v] continue to exist; "These stories die hard"; "The legend of Elvis endures"
[v] extend or continue for a certain period of time; "The film runs 5 hours"
[v] 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"
[v] cause something to pass or lead somewhere; "Run the wire behind the cabinet"
[v] 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"
[v] be affected by; be subjected to; as in"run a temperature,"; "run a risk"
[v] have a particular form; "the story or argument runs....", "as the saying goes..."
[v] 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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