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Part of speech: Participle


Part of speech: Verb

To move or go on the feet at a swifter pace than a walk; travel; proceed; as, the express runs forty miles an hour; move on in a stream; flow; as, the river runs down hill; to be in action; as, the engine will not run; extend in space; as, the railroad runs through his land; continue in time; as, the play ran a year; pass into a different state or condition; as, to run to seed; of a wound or sore, discharge pus.

Part of speech: Verb

To cause to move or act, as an engine, etc.; perform or go through with; as, to run errands; to flow with; as, the earth ran blood; expose oneself to; as, to run a risk; to sew; as, to run up a seam.

Part of speech: Noun

Act of going at a swifter pace than a walk; a trip or journey; as, the boat made its usual run; act of flowing or that which flows; as, a run of maple sap; a course or succession; as, a run of ill luck; free use or enjoyment of; as, to have the run of a friend's house; sudden, pressing demand; as, a run on a bank; a place passed over frequently, especially by animals; an inclosed place in which to confine and feed animals; a brook; a period of operation, or the work turned out during the period; in cricket or baseball, the act of running from one wicket or base to another.

Part of speech: Past tense


Part of speech: Participle


Usage examples "run":
  • " Helen, let us run away together. - "The Vicar of Wrexhill", Mrs [Frances] Trollope.
  • Well, run along, child. - "A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia", Amanda Minnie Douglas.
  • I wish you could just run up and see us. - "The-Brick-Moon-and-Other-Stories", Hale, Edward Everett.