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Synonyms for running

in succession

in the running

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  • in contention for
  • up for
  • likely to get
  • in line for
  • being considered for
  • a candidate for
  • on the shortlist for

out of the running

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up and running

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Synonyms for running

in action or full operation

Synonyms for running

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

the act of running

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the state of being in operation

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the act of administering or being in charge of something

the act of participating in an athletic competition involving running on a track

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(of fluids) moving or issuing in a stream

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continually repeated over a period of time

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of advancing the ball by running

executed or initiated by running

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measured lengthwise

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(of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing

References in classic literature ?
PETER never stopped running or looked behind him till he got home to the big fir-tree.
But they had scarcely touched the sexton when they were held fast, and now there were seven of them running behind Dummling and the goose.
One moonlight night, running through the quiet forest, One Eye suddenly halted.
In front he saw our artillerymen, some of whom were fighting, while others, having abandoned their guns, were running toward him.
The follow touched his hat with a grin, expecting something for his pains; but, the old gentleman, eyeing him with an expression of dislike, look anxiously round, as if he contemplated running away himself: which it is very possible he might have attempted to do, and thus have afforded another chase, had not a police officer (who is generally the last person to arrive in such cases) at that moment made his way through the crowd, and seized Oliver by the collar.
But Michael was long in giving over his search for Steward, and, running the mountain trails or scrambling and sliding down into the deep canyons, was ever expectant and ready for Steward to step forth before him, or to pick up the unmistakable scent that would lead him to him.
Looking towards the sand-hills, I saw the men-servants from out-of-doors, and the fisherman, named Yolland, all running down to us together; and all, having taken the alarm, calling out to know if the girl had been found.
This is the third morning that you will have spent in running about for my sake.
He was motionless for a moment, and then with a noiseless tread began running through the green confusion.
Running down stairs, I quickly stated my suspicions to the first person i met --the chambermaid.
They would stand under the trees and move their arms and legs and heads about in a way which was neither walking nor running nor sitting down.
Exploring, I found another short gallery running transversely to the first.
These beautiful and verdant recesses, running through and softening the rugged mountains, were cheering and refreshing to the wayworn travellers.