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Meaning of run

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      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},

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