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Synonyms for run

flee

take part

compete

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go

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operate

give a lift to

spread

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be staged

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  • be staged
  • be on
  • be presented
  • be produced
  • be put on
  • be performed
  • be mounted

be valid

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  • be valid
  • be in force
  • be legally binding

melt

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unravel

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smuggle

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chase

free use

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  • free use
  • unrestricted access to
  • a free hand in
  • unrestricted use of

tear

enclosure

slope

sudden demand for

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  • sudden demand for
  • pressure for
  • clamour for
  • rush for

in the long run

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on the run: in retreat

on the run: hurrying

run after something or someone

run along

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run away

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run away with something or someone: abscond with

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run away with something or someone: win easily

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  • win easily
  • walk it
  • romp home
  • win hands down
  • win by a mile

run for it

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run high

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  • be intense
  • be strong
  • be passionate
  • be vehement
  • be impassioned

run into someone

run into something: be beset by

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run into something: collide with

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run off

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run off with someone

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run on something or someone

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  • dwell on
  • be dominated by
  • be concerned with
  • be preoccupied with
  • revolve round
  • centre round
  • be fixated with

run out: be used up

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run out: expire

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run out of something

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  • exhaust your supply of
  • be out of
  • be cleaned out
  • have no more
  • have none left
  • have no remaining

run out on someone

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run over something: exceed

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  • exceed
  • overstep
  • go over the top of
  • go beyond the bounds of
  • go over the limit of

run over something or someone

run someone in

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run someone through

run something in

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  • break in gently
  • run gently

run something off

run something or someone down: criticize

run something or someone down: downsize

run something or someone down: knock down

run through something: rehearse

run through something: pervade

run through something: squander

Synonyms for run

to move swiftly on foot so that both feet leave the ground during each stride

to look to when in need

to complete a race or competition in a specified position

to move freely as a liquid

to come forth or emit in abundance

to change from a solid to a liquid

to proceed on a certain course or for a certain distance

to change or fluctuate within limits

to be performed

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to urge to move along

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to look for and pursue (game) in order to capture or kill it

to perform a function effectively

to set or keep going

to control or direct the functioning of

to import or export secretly and illegally

to separate or pull apart by force

to cause to penetrate with force

to control the course of (an activity)

to have charge of (the affairs of others)

run across: to find or meet by chance

run after: to follow (another) with the intent of overtaking and capturing

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run away: to break loose and leave suddenly, as from confinement or from a difficult or threatening situation

run down: to lose so much strength and power as to become ineffective or motionless

run down: to pursue and locate

run down: to think, represent, or speak of as small or unimportant

run down: to give a recapitulation of the salient facts of

run in: to take into custody as a prisoner

run in: to go to or seek out the company of in order to socialize

run into: to find or meet by chance

run into: to come up against

run into: to come to in number or quantity

run on: to talk volubly, persistently, and usually inconsequentially

run out: to make or become no longer active or productive

run out: to prove deficient or insufficient

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run out: to become void, especially through passage of time or an omission

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run through: to give a recapitulation of the salient facts of

run through: to look through reading matter casually

a trip in a motor vehicle

a small stream

a hole made by tearing

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a number of things placed or occurring one after the other

Synonyms for run

a score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely

an unbroken series of events

(American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team

a regular trip

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the act of running

the continuous period of time during which something (a machine or a factory) operates or continues in operation

unrestricted freedom to use

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the production achieved during a continuous period of operation (of a machine or factory etc.)

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a small stream

a race between candidates for elective office

a row of unravelled stitches

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the pouring forth of a fluid

a short trip

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stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope

direct or control

have a particular form

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perform as expected when applied

change or be different within limits

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run, stand, or compete for an office or a position

cause to emit recorded audio or video

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move about freely and without restraint, or act as if running around in an uncontrolled way

have a tendency or disposition to do or be something

be operating, running or functioning

change from one state to another

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cause to perform

be affected by

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occur persistently

carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine

pass over, across, or through

cause something to pass or lead somewhere

cause an animal to move fast

sail before the wind

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cover by running

extend or continue for a certain period of time

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set animals loose to graze

keep company

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run with the ball

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travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means

travel a route regularly

progress by being changed

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reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating

come unraveled or undone as if by snagging

become undone

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References in classic literature ?
He then told Potter he might run, and he should not be interrupted till he reached a certain distance.
The only incident worth recording here, however, was his first run at hare-and-hounds.
I think it's a great shame," said another small boy, "to have such a hard run for the last day.
Why doesn't the red-haired gunner run away as he is unarmed?
He shall fight to the death with one of these pigs from thy sty," and he pointed with his spear to the men of my father's kraal, "and the one who survives shall be run down as they tried to run you down.
But as soon as he had found his breath again he was set to run for his life, and after him ran five chosen men.
And presently he sat down upon the table, sword in hand; the air that he was making all the time began to run a little clearer, and then clearer still; and then out he burst with a great voice into a Gaelic song.
Then he roused me up, and I took my turn of three hours; before the end of which it was broad day, and a very quiet morning, with a smooth, rolling sea that tossed the ship and made the blood run to and fro on the round-house floor, and a heavy rain that drummed upon the roof.
The little girl and the Rainbow's Daughter had both escaped the shower of heads, but they saw now that it would be useless to try to run away from the dreadful Scoodlers.
Take them away," she commanded the guard, "and at six o'clock run them through the meat chopper and start the soup kettle boiling.
she asked, as well as she could, for the run was putting her quite out of breath.
He could not bear to go into the house where his mother and father lived, and on an impulse he decided to run away from home.
Leave me alone to cipher out a way so we can run in the daytime if we want to.
He made up his mind to run down that night to me, in order, as he says, to see the Things before they were killed.
So he hurried after the Doctor and told him to run.