1. A score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely (synset 100190414)
    "the Yankees scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th"; "their first tally came in the 3rd inning"
  2. The act of testing something (synset 100792739)
    "in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately"; "he called each flip of the coin a new trial"
  3. A race run on foot (synset 107475061)
    "she broke the record for the half-mile run"
  4. An unbroken series of events (synset 108477596)
    "had a streak of bad luck"; "Nicklaus had a run of birdies"
  5. (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team (synset 100559920)
    "the defensive line braced to stop the run"; "the coach put great emphasis on running"
  6. A regular trip (synset 100309697)
    "the ship made its run in record time"
  7. The act of running;
    Traveling on foot at a fast pace (synset 100294760)
    "he broke into a run"; "his daily run keeps him fit"
  8. The continuous period of time during which something (a machine or a factory) operates or continues in operation (synset 115286931)
    "the assembly line was on a 12-hour run"
  9. Unrestricted freedom to use (synset 114019420)
    "he has the run of the house"
  10. The production achieved during a continuous period of operation (of a machine or factory etc.) (synset 113782269)
    "a daily run of 100,000 gallons of paint"
  11. A small stream (synset 109438816)
  12. A race between candidates for elective office (synset 107488069)
    "I managed his campaign for governor"; "he is raising money for a Senate run"
  13. A row of unravelled stitches (synset 107457610)
    "she got a run in her stocking"
  14. The pouring forth of a fluid (synset 107422377)
  15. An unbroken chronological sequence (synset 105052992)
    "the play had a long run on Broadway"; "the team enjoyed a brief run of victories"
  16. A short trip (synset 100309837)
    "take a run into town"
  1. Move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time (synset 201930264)
    "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 (synset 202079296)
    "If you see this man, run!"; "The burglars escaped before the police showed up"
  3. Stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope;
    Run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point (synset 202691775)
    "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"
  4. Direct or control;
    Projects, businesses, etc. (synset 202448714)
    "She is running a relief operation in the Sudan"
  5. Have a particular form (synset 202727159)
    "the story or argument runs as follows"; "as the saying goes..."
  6. Move along, of liquids (synset 202070867)
    "Water flowed into the cave"; "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"
  7. Perform as expected when applied (synset 201528454)
    "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"
  8. Change or be different within limits (synset 202732914)
    "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"
  9. Run, stand, or compete for an office or a position (synset 201096497)
    "Who's running for treasurer this year?"
  10. Cause to emit recorded audio or video (synset 201721028)
    "They ran the tapes over and over again"; "I'll play you my favorite record"; "He never tires of playing that video"
  11. Move about freely and without restraint, or act as if running around in an uncontrolled way (synset 202104107)
    "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 (synset 202725274)
    "She tends to be nervous before her lectures"; "These dresses run small"; "He inclined to corpulence"
  13. Be operating, running or functioning (synset 201529078)
    "The car is still running--turn it off!"
  14. Change from one state to another (synset 200550143)
    "run amok"; "run rogue"; "run riot"
  15. Cause to perform (synset 200518609)
    "run a subject"; "run a process"
  16. Be affected by;
    Be subjected to (synset 202726779)
    "run a temperature"; "run a risk"
  17. Continue to exist (synset 202653599)
    "These stories die hard"; "The legend of Elvis endures"
  18. Occur persistently (synset 202618269)
    "Musical talent runs in the family"
  19. Carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine (synset 202569242)
    "Run the dishwasher"; "run a new program on the Mac"; "the computer executed the instruction"
  20. Include as the content;
    Broadcast or publicize (synset 201750167)
    "We ran the ad three times"; "This paper carries a restaurant review"; "All major networks carried the press conference"
  21. Carry out (synset 201645087)
    "run an errand"
  22. Pass over, across, or through (synset 201214794)
    "He ran his eyes over her body"; "She ran her fingers along the carved figurine"; "He drew her hair through his fingers"
  23. Cause something to pass or lead somewhere (synset 202692467)
    "Run the wire behind the cabinet"
  24. Make without a miss (synset 202530978)
  25. Deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor (synset 202247038)
  26. Cause an animal to move fast (synset 202096576)
    "run the dogs"
  27. Be diffused (synset 202064720)
    "These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to run"
  28. Sail before the wind (synset 201931856)
  29. Cover by running;
    Run a certain distance (synset 201918940)
    "She ran 10 miles that day"
  30. Extend or continue for a certain period of time (synset 202654212)
    "The film runs 5 hours"
  31. Set animals loose to graze (synset 202427021)
  32. Keep company (synset 201931700)
    "the heifers run with the bulls to produce offspring"
  33. Run with the ball;
    In such sports as football (synset 201931400)
  34. Travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means (synset 201930937)
    "Run to the store!"; "She always runs to Italy, because she has a lover there"
  35. Travel a route regularly (synset 201868024)
    "Ships ply the waters near the coast"
  36. Pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals) (synset 201146304)
    "Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland"; "The dogs are running deer"; "The Duke hunted in these woods"
  37. Compete in a race (synset 201088514)
    "he is running the Marathon this year"; "let's race and see who gets there first"
  38. Progress by being changed (synset 200540190)
    "The speech has to go through several more drafts"; "run through your presentation before the meeting"
  39. Reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating (synset 200445584)
    "melt butter"; "melt down gold"; "The wax melted in the sun"
  40. Come unraveled or undone as if by snagging (synset 200335613)
    "Her nylons were running"
  41. Become undone (synset 200333482)
    "the sweater unraveled"

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