run

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noun
1 on foot
ADJECTIVE
five-mile, etc.
fun, sponsored (esp. BrE)

The school has organized a two-mile fun run for charity.

training
record, record-breaking

The Ethiopian is aiming to produce his second record-breaking run of the week.

VERB + RUN
go for, have

Let's go for a run before dinner.

go on

I'm going on a fun run tomorrow.

break into

When he saw me he broke into a run.

take

He took a run at the wall and just managed to clear it.

PREPOSITION
at a run

She took the stairs at a run.

on the run

The prisoners have now been on the run (= escaping by running) for three days.

I usually eat breakfast on the run (= while going somewhere).

PHRASES
make a run for it (= escape by running)
2 of success/failure
ADJECTIVE
bad, disappointing, disastrous, dismal, poor
excellent, fine, good, remarkable, successful
unbeaten, winning
record-breaking
VERB + RUN
enjoy, have

Spurs have had a winning run of ten games.

begin
end

Manchester United have finally ended their run of victories.

RUN + VERB
begin
end
PREPOSITION
run of

a run of good/bad luck

3 of a play, film/movie, etc.
ADJECTIVE
theatrical (AmE)
long
short
eight-week, six-month, etc.
successful
sell-out
VERB + RUN
have

The play had a long run in the West End.

begin, end

They play began its run last June.

extend

The show has had its run extended till March.

RUN + VERB
begin
end
4 way things are/happen
ADJECTIVE
common, general, ordinary, usual

She was very different from the general run of American movie stars.

In the normal run of things the only exercise he gets is climbing in and out of taxis.

PHRASES
against the run of play (BrE)

Villa scored in the 15th minute against the run of play (= although the other team had seemed more likely to score).

5 of product
ADJECTIVE
print, production

a print run of 20 000

6 in sports
ADJECTIVE
home
play-off, stretch (both AmE)
VERB + RUN
get, hit, make, play (AmE), score

They've scored another run!

He's only made four home runs all season.

be on, have

Our team is on 90 runs.

allow
RUN + NOUN
defense, game, support (all AmE)
7 attempt/practice
ADJECTIVE
dry, dummy, practice, trial
8 attempt to win political office
ADJECTIVE
presidential
PREPOSITION
run for

Senator Blake's run for the presidency

{{Roman}}II.{{/Roman}}
verb
1 move quickly on foot
ADVERB
fast, quickly

John can run very fast.

She ran quickly downstairs.

blindly, headlong
frantically
away, off, out
home
downstairs, upstairs
VERB + RUN
begin to, start to
get up and, jump up and, turn and, turn to
want to

He just wanted to run away and hide.

PREPOSITION
down

She turned and ran blindly down the street.

into

He ran headlong into an enemy patrol.

out of

He ran out of the house.

to, towards/toward, up, etc.
2 manage sth
ADVERB
efficiently, properly, well
badly

a badly run company

professionally
privately
jointly

The school is jointly run with the local parish.

independently

The group is run independently of college authorities.

VERB + RUN
try to

Stop trying to run my life for me.

manage to
help (to), help sb (to)
3 work
ADVERB
efficiently, smoothly

The engine was running very smoothly.

continuously
PREPOSITION
on

Our car only runs on unleaded.

PHRASES
be up and running

We soon had the sound system up and running.

4 happen
ADVERB
smoothly

Things ran very smoothly for a while.

concurrently, consecutively, simultaneously

He was given two twelve-month sentences to run concurrently.

in parallel, in tandem

The two experiments run in parallel.

5 buses/trains
ADVERB
regularly

Local buses run regularly to and from the school.

late

The train was running late, as usual.

PREPOSITION
between, from, to
6 (esp. AmE) be a candidate in an election
ADVERB
successfully, unsuccessfully

He ran unsuccessfully for the Senate in New York.

PREPOSITION
for

He hopes to run for president in 2016.

Run is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑application, ↑argument, ↑blood, ↑bus, ↑cable, ↑chip, ↑college, ↑colour, ↑computer, ↑course, ↑crack, ↑ditch, ↑dog, ↑electricity, ↑engine, ↑exhibit, ↑exhibition, ↑eye, ↑ferry, ↑footpath, ↑footstep, ↑generator, ↑horse, ↑hound, ↑lane, ↑lease, ↑ledge, ↑line, ↑machine, ↑magazine, ↑make-up, ↑mascara, ↑meter, ↑motor, ↑mouse, ↑murmur, ↑nerve, ↑nose, ↑path, ↑pipe, ↑power, ↑program, ↑railway, ↑reactor, ↑river, ↑road, ↑route, ↑scar, ↑sentiment, ↑servant, ↑shiver, ↑shower, ↑software, ↑spider, ↑stream, ↑street, ↑stripe, ↑system, ↑tap, ↑taste, ↑term, ↑tide, ↑trail, ↑train, ↑tram, ↑tremor, ↑trust, ↑tunnel, ↑volunteer, ↑water, ↑wire, ↑worker, ↑year
Run is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ad, ↑advert, ↑advertisement, ↑affair, ↑airline, ↑appliance, ↑application, ↑article, ↑ball, ↑bar, ↑bath, ↑blockade, ↑blog, ↑boutique, ↑brothel, ↑brush, ↑business, ↑cable, ↑cafe, ↑campaign, ↑candidate, ↑car, ↑charity, ↑check, ↑class, ↑clinic, ↑club, ↑column, ↑comb, ↑command, ↑commercial, ↑company, ↑computer, ↑contest, ↑country, ↑course, ↑crèche, ↑danger, ↑deficit, ↑department, ↑desk, ↑dishwasher, ↑division, ↑economy, ↑editorial, ↑election, ↑empire, ↑engine, ↑enterprise, ↑errand, ↑estate, ↑excerpt, ↑excursion, ↑experiment, ↑factory, ↑farm, ↑feature, ↑festival, ↑fever, ↑finance, ↑finger, ↑fingernail, ↑firm, ↑franchise, ↑fund, ↑gamut, ↑garage, ↑government, ↑group, ↑hand, ↑headline, health service, ↑home, ↑hotel, ↑hotline, ↑household, ↑inn, ↑lap, ↑length, ↑lottery, ↑machine, ↑marathon, ↑meeting, ↑mile, ↑mill, ↑mine, ↑ministry, ↑mission, ↑museum, ↑network, ↑newspaper, ↑office, ↑operation, ↑palm, ↑pipe, ↑plant, ↑play, ↑playgroup, ↑poll, ↑practice, ↑prison, ↑program, ↑programme, ↑project, ↑racket, ↑raffle, ↑railway, ↑reactor, ↑relay, ↑restaurant, ↑risk, ↑scan, ↑scheme, ↑school, ↑search, ↑seminar, ↑service, ↑session, ↑shop, ↑simulation, ↑site, ↑software, ↑stall, ↑station, ↑store, ↑story, ↑surplus, ↑syndicate, ↑system, ↑tap, ↑team, ↑temperature, ↑test, ↑thing, ↑tongue, ↑train, ↑trust, ↑washing machine, ↑website, ↑wire, ↑workshop

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