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From 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.
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                  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.
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                  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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From 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.
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              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.
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              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.
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              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.
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     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.
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               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.]
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     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.
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     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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From 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.
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     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.
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     4. A course; a series; that which continues in a certain
        course or series; as, a run of good or bad luck.
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              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.
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              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.
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              A canting, mawkish play . . . had an immense run.
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     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.
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     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.
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     17. (Piquet, Cribbage, etc.) A number of cards of the same
         suit in sequence; as, a run of four in hearts.
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     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.
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     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.
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              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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From 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.
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     Run steel, malleable iron castings. See under Malleable.
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From 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.
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From WordNet (r) 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,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  1024 Moby Thesaurus words for "run":
     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

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      The process of carrying out
     the instructions in a computer program by a computer.
     See also dry run.

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