little, small
daily (esp. AmE)
do, go on, run

She made her brother run some little errands for her.

complete, finish (both esp. AmE)
send sb on

My boss kept sending me out on errands.

on an errand

She's gone on an errand for her mother.

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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  • Errand — Er rand, n. [OE. erende, erande, message, business, AS. [ae]rende, [ae]rend; akin to OS. arundi, OHG. arunti, Icel. eyrendi, [ o]rendi, erendi, Sw. [ a]rende, Dan. [ae]rende; perh. akin to AS. earu swift, Icel. [ o]rr, and to L. oriri to rise, E …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Errand — Single par Faylan extrait de l’album Polaris Face A Errand Face B Scat Blue Sortie 27 janvier 2010 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • errand — ► NOUN ▪ a short journey made to deliver or collect something, especially on someone else s behalf. ● errand of mercy Cf. ↑errand of mercy ORIGIN Old English, «message, mission» …   English terms dictionary

  • errand — index burden, mission Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • errand — O.E. ærende message, mission; answer, news, tidings, from P.Gmc. *ærundjam (Cf. O.S. arundi, O.N. erendi, Dan. ærende, Swed. ärende, O.Fris. erende, O.H.G. arunti message ). Originally of important missions; meaning short, simple journey and task …   Etymology dictionary

  • errand — [n] task assignment, charge, commission, duty, job, message, mission; concept 362 …   New thesaurus

  • errand — [er′ənd] n. [ME erende < OE ærende, message, mission, news, lit., that delivered by messenger < base of ar, messenger; akin to OS ārundi, OHG ārunti] 1. a trip to carry a message or do a definite thing, often esp. for someone else 2. the… …   English World dictionary

  • errand — n. 1) to do, run an errand; to go on an errand 2) personal errands 3) a fool s ( useless ) errand 4) an errand for (could you run an errand for me?) 5) (misc.) an errand of mercy * * * [ erənd] run an errand to go on an errand (misc.) an errand… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • errand — [[t]e̱rənd[/t]] errands 1) N COUNT An errand is a short trip that you make in order to do a job for someone, for example when you go to a shop to buy something for them. She went off on some errand... She had a more urgent errand. 2) PHRASE: V… …   English dictionary

  • errand — noun (C) 1 a short journey in order to do something for someone, for example delivering or getting something for them: I have a couple of errands for you. | send sb on an errand: His mother sent him on an errand. | run an errand: Uncle Pio has… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • errand — UK [ˈerənd] / US noun [countable] Word forms errand : singular errand plural errands a small job that involves going to collect or deliver something I m about to send Tom out on an errand. run an errand (= do an errand): She s out running errands …   English dictionary

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