Dictionary Results for ran


1. run - verb

· 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"

Hypernym(s): travel_rapidly, speed, hurry, zip




2. run - verb

· flee; take to one's heels; cut and run; "If you see this man, run!"; "The burglars escaped before the police showed up"

Synonym(s): scat, scarper, turn_tail, lam, run_away, hightail_it, bunk, head_for_the_hills, take_to_the_woods, escape, fly_the_coop, break_away

Hypernym(s): leave, go_forth, go_away




3. run - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): go, pass, lead, extend

Hypernym(s): be




4. run - verb

· direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.; "She is running a relief operation in the Sudan"

Synonym(s): operate

Hypernym(s): direct




5. run - verb

· have a particular form; "the story or argument runs as follows"; "as the saying goes..."

Synonym(s): go

Hypernym(s): be




6. run - verb

· move along, of liquids; "Water flowed into the cave"; "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"

Synonym(s): flow, feed, course

Hypernym(s): move




7. run - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): function, work, operate, go




8. run - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): range

Hypernym(s): be




9. run - verb

· run, stand, or compete for an office or a position; "Who's running for treasurer this year?"

Synonym(s): campaign

Hypernym(s): race, run




10. run - verb

· cause to emit recorded audio or video; "They ran the tapes over and over again"; "I'll play you my favorite record"; "He never tires of playing that video"

Synonym(s): play




11. run - verb

· 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"

Hypernym(s): travel, go, move, locomote




12. run - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): tend, be_given, lean, incline

Hypernym(s): be




13. run - verb

· be operating, running or functioning; "The car is still running--turn it off!"

Hypernym(s): function, work, operate, go, run

Antonym(s): idle




14. run - verb

· change from one state to another; "run amok"; "run rogue"; "run riot"

Hypernym(s): become, go, get




15. run - verb

· cause to perform; "run a subject"; "run a process"

Hypernym(s): process, treat




16. run - verb

· be affected by; be subjected to; "run a temperature"; "run a risk"

Hypernym(s): incur




17. run - verb

· continue to exist; "These stories die hard"; "The legend of Elvis endures"

Synonym(s): prevail, persist, die_hard, endure

Hypernym(s): continue




18. run - verb

· occur persistently; "Musical talent runs in the family"

Hypernym(s): occur




19. run - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): execute

Hypernym(s): enforce, implement, apply




20. run - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): carry

Hypernym(s): circulate, circularize, circularise, distribute, disseminate, propagate, broadcast, spread, diffuse, disperse, pass_around




21. run - verb

· carry out; "run an errand"

Hypernym(s): carry_through, accomplish, execute, carry_out, action, fulfill, fulfil




22. run - verb

· pass over, across, or through; "He ran his eyes over her body"; "She ran her fingers along the carved figurine"; "He drew her hair through his fingers"

Synonym(s): guide, draw, pass




23. run - verb

· cause something to pass or lead somewhere; "Run the wire behind the cabinet"

Synonym(s): lead

Hypernym(s): pass, make_pass




24. run - verb

· make without a miss

Hypernym(s): succeed, win, come_through, bring_home_the_bacon, deliver_the_goods




25. run - verb

· deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor

Synonym(s): black_market

Hypernym(s): trade, merchandise




26. run - verb

· cause an animal to move fast; "run the dogs"

Hypernym(s): move, displace




27. run - verb

· be diffused; "These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to run"

Synonym(s): bleed

Hypernym(s): diffuse, spread, spread_out, fan_out




28. run - verb

· sail before the wind

Hypernym(s): sail




29. run - verb

· cover by running; run a certain distance; "She ran 10 miles that day"

Hypernym(s): pass




30. run - verb

· extend or continue for a certain period of time; "The film runs 5 hours"

Synonym(s): run_for

Hypernym(s): last, endure




31. run - verb

· set animals loose to graze

Hypernym(s): free, liberate, release, unloose, unloosen, loose




32. run - verb

· keep company; "the heifers run with the bulls to produce offspring"

Synonym(s): consort

Hypernym(s): accompany




33. run - verb

· run with the ball; in such sports as football

Hypernym(s): run




34. run - verb

· travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means; "Run to the store!"; "She always runs to Italy, because she has a lover there"

Hypernym(s): travel, go, move, locomote




35. run - verb

· travel a route regularly; "Ships ply the waters near the coast"

Synonym(s): ply

Hypernym(s): travel, trip, jaunt




36. run - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): hunt, hunt_down, track_down

Hypernym(s): capture, catch




37. run - verb

· compete in a race; "he is running the Marathon this year"; "let's race and see who gets there first"

Synonym(s): race

Hypernym(s): compete, vie, contend




38. run - verb

· progress by being changed; "The speech has to go through several more drafts"; "run through your presentation before the meeting"

Synonym(s): move, go

Hypernym(s): change




39. run - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): melt, melt_down

Hypernym(s): dissolve, resolve, break_up




40. run - verb

· come unraveled or undone as if by snagging; "Her nylons were running"

Synonym(s): ladder

Hypernym(s): break, separate, split_up, fall_apart, come_apart




41. run - verb

· become undone; "the sweater unraveled"

Synonym(s): unravel

Hypernym(s): disintegrate





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