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running

 
Adjective running has 7 senses
  1. running - moving quickly on foot; "heard running footsteps behind him"
    Antonyms:
    nonmoving, unmoving (indirect, via moving)
  2. running - (of fluids) moving or issuing in a stream; "a mountain stream with freely running water"; "hovels without running water"
    Antonyms:
    standing, dead, stagnant, slack, still
  3. running - continually repeated over a period of time; "a running joke among us"
    Antonym:
    sporadic (indirect, via continual)
  4. running - of advancing the ball by running; "the team's running plays worked better than its pass plays"
    Antonyms:
    passing, pass
  5. running - executed or initiated by running; "running plays worked better than pass plays"; "took a running jump"; "a running start"
    Antonym:
    standing
  6. linear, running - measured lengthwise; "cost of lumber per running foot"
    Antonym: crosswise (indirect, via lengthwise)
  7. running, operative, functional, working - (of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing; "in running (or working) order"; "a functional set of brakes"
    Antonyms: malfunctioning, nonfunctional (indirect, via functioning)
Noun running has 5 senses
  1. run, running, running play, running game - (American football) a play in which a player runs with the ball; "the defensive line braced to stop the run"; "the coach put great emphasis on running"
    --1 is a kind of football play
    --1 has particulars:
     draw, draw play; end run, sweep; return; reverse; rush, rushing
    Derived form: verb run33
  2. run, running - the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace; "he broke into a run"; "his daily run keeps him fit"
    --2 is a kind of locomotion, travel
    --2 has particulars: dash, sprint
    Derived form: verb run1
  3. running - the state of being in operation; "the engine is running smoothly"
    --3 is a kind of
    operation
    Derived form: verb run14
  4. running - the act of administering or being in charge of something; "he has responsibility for the running of two companies at the same time"
    --4 is a kind of
    administration, disposal
    --4 has particulars: administrivia
    Derived form: verb run4
  5. track, running - the act of participating in an athletic competition involving running on a track
    --5 is a kind of track and field
    --5 is a part of track meet
    Derived form: verb run37
Verb run has 41 senses
  1. run - 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"
    --1 is one way to
    travel rapidly, speed, hurry, zip
    Derived forms: noun run7, noun run3, noun runner2, noun running2
    Sample sentence:
    The horses run across the field
  2. run, scarper, turn tail, lam, run away, hightail it, bunk, head for the hills, take to the woods, escape, fly the coop, break away - flee; take to one's heels; cut and run; "If you see this man, run!"; "The burglars escaped before the police showed up"
    --2 is one way to leave, go forth, go away
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
  3. run, go, pass, lead, extend - 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"
    --3 is one way to be
    Sample sentence:
    Something is ----ing PP
  4. operate, run - direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.; "She is running a relief operation in the Sudan"
    --4 is one way to direct
    Derived form: noun running4
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  5. run, go - have a particular form; "the story or argument runs as follows"; "as the saying goes..."
    --5 is one way to be
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  6. run, flow, feed, course - move along, of liquids; "Water flowed into the cave"; "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"
    --6 is one way to move
    Derived forms: noun run11, noun run14
    Sample sentence:
    Water and oil run into the bowl
  7. function, work, operate, go, run - 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"
    Sample sentence:
    These cars won't run
  8. range, run - 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"
    --8 is one way to be
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  9. campaign, run - run, stand, or compete for an office or a position; "Who's running for treasurer this year?"
    --9 is one way to race, run
    Derived form: noun run12
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
  10. play, run - cause to emit recorded sounds; "They ran the tapes over and over again"; "Can you play my favorite record?"
    Sample sentence:
    Sam and Sue run the movie
  11. run - 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"
    --11 is one way to
    travel, go, move, locomote
    Derived form: noun run9
    Sample sentences:
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s PP
  12. tend, be given, lean, incline, run - 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"
    --12 is one way to be
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
  13. run, execute - 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"
    --13 is one way to enforce, implement, apply
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  14. run - be operating, running or functioning; "The car is still running--turn it off!"
    --14 is one way to
    function, work, operate, go, run
    Antonyms: idle, tick over
    Derived form: noun running3
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  15. run - change from one state to another; "run amok"; "run rogue"; "run riot"
    --15 is one way to
    become, go, get
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s Adjective/Noun
    Somebody ----s Adjective
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  16. run - cause to perform; "run a subject"; "run a process"
    --16 is one way to
    process, treat
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  17. run - be affected by; be subjected to; "run a temperature"; "run a risk"
    --17 is one way to
    incur
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  18. prevail, persist, die hard, run, endure - continue to exist; "These stories die hard"; "The legend of Elvis endures"
    --18 is one way to continue
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  19. run - occur persistently; "Musical talent runs in the family"
    --19 is one way to
    occur
    Sample sentence:
    Something is ----ing PP
  20. carry, run - 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"
    --20 is one way to circulate, circularize, circularise, distribute, disseminate, propagate, broadcast, spread, diffuse, disperse, pass around
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  21. run - carry out; "run an errand"
    --21 is one way to
    carry through, accomplish, execute, carry out, action, fulfill, fulfil
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  22. guide, run, draw, pass - guide or pass over something; "He ran his eyes over her body"; "She ran her fingers along the carved figurine"; "He drew her hair through his fingers"
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something PP
  23. run, lead - cause something to pass or lead somewhere; "Run the wire behind the cabinet"
    --23 is one way to pass, make pass
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something PP
  24. run - make without a miss
    --24 is one way to
    succeed, win, come through, bring home the bacon, deliver the goods
    Derived forms: noun run1, noun run5
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  25. run, black market - deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor
    --25 is one way to trade, merchandise
    Derived form: noun run6
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  26. run - cause an animal to move fast; "run the dogs"
    --26 is one way to
    move, displace
    Derived forms: noun run7, noun run3
    Sample sentence:
    The men run the horses across the field
  27. run, bleed - be diffused; "These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to run"
    --27 is one way to diffuse, spread, spread out, fan out
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  28. run - sail before the wind
    --28 is one way to
    sail
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
  29. run - cover by running; run a certain distance; "She ran 10 miles that day"
    --29 is one way to
    pass, go through, go across
    Derived forms: noun run7, noun run3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  30. run, run for - extend or continue for a certain period of time; "The film runs 5 hours"
    --30 is one way to last, endure
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  31. run - set animals loose to graze
    --31 is one way to
    free, liberate, release, unloose, unloosen, loose
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  32. run, consort - keep company; "the heifers run with the bulls ot produce offspring"
    --32 is one way to accompany
    Sample sentence:
    Something is ----ing PP
  33. run - run with the ball; in such sports as football
    --33 is one way to
    run
    Derived forms: noun run5, noun running1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  34. run - travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means; "Run to the store!"; "She always runs to Italy, because she has a lover there"
    --34 is one way to
    travel, go, move, locomote
    Derived form: noun run7
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
  35. ply, run - travel a route regularly; "Ships ply the waters near the coast"
    --35 is one way to travel, trip, jaunt
    Derived form: noun run6
    Sample sentences:
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s PP
  36. hunt, run, hunt down, track down - 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"
    --36 is one way to capture, catch
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  37. race, run - compete in a race; "he is running the Marathon this year"; "let's race and see who gets there first"
    --37 is one way to compete, vie, contend
    Derived forms: noun run3, noun runner6, noun running5
    Sample sentence:
    These cars won't run
  38. move, go, run - progress by being changed; "The speech has to go through several more drafts"; "run through your presentation before the meeting"
    --38 is one way to change
    Derived form: noun run2
    Sample sentences:
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s PP
  39. melt, run, melt down - 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"
    --39 is one way to dissolve, resolve, break up
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  40. ladder, run - come unraveled or undone as if by snagging; "Her nylons were running"
    --40 is one way to break, separate, split up, fall apart, come apart
    Derived form: noun run13
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  41. run, unravel - become undone; "the sweater unraveled"
    --41 is one way to disintegrate
    Derived form: noun run16
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
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