1. running - noun
· (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team; "the defensive line braced to stop the run"; "the coach put great emphasis on running"
2. running - noun
· the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace; "he broke into a run"; "his daily run keeps him fit"
3. running - noun
· the state of being in operation; "a running engine"
4. running - noun
· the act of administering or being in charge of something; "he has responsibility for the running of two companies at the same time"
5. running - noun
· the act of participating in an athletic competition involving running on a track
6. 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"
7. 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"
8. 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"
9. run - verb
· direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.; "She is running a relief operation in the Sudan"
10. run - verb
· have a particular form; "the story or argument runs as follows"; "as the saying goes..."
11. run - verb
· move along, of liquids; "Water flowed into the cave"; "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"
12. 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"
13. 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"
14. run - verb
· run, stand, or compete for an office or a position; "Who's running for treasurer this year?"
15. 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"
16. 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"
17. 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"
18. run - verb
· be operating, running or functioning; "The car is still running--turn it off!"
19. run - verb
· change from one state to another; "run amok"; "run rogue"; "run riot"
20. run - verb
· cause to perform; "run a subject"; "run a process"
21. run - verb
· be affected by; be subjected to; "run a temperature"; "run a risk"
22. run - verb
· continue to exist; "These stories die hard"; "The legend of Elvis endures"
23. run - verb
· occur persistently; "Musical talent runs in the family"
24. 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"
25. 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"
26. run - verb
· carry out; "run an errand"
27. 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"
28. run - verb
· cause something to pass or lead somewhere; "Run the wire behind the cabinet"
29. run - verb
· make without a miss
30. run - verb
· deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor
31. run - verb
· cause an animal to move fast; "run the dogs"
32. run - verb
· be diffused; "These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to run"
33. run - verb
· sail before the wind
34. run - verb
· cover by running; run a certain distance; "She ran 10 miles that day"
35. run - verb
· extend or continue for a certain period of time; "The film runs 5 hours"
36. run - verb
· set animals loose to graze
37. run - verb
· keep company; "the heifers run with the bulls to produce offspring"
38. run - verb
· run with the ball; in such sports as football
39. run - verb
· travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means; "Run to the store!"; "She always runs to Italy, because she has a lover there"
40. run - verb
· travel a route regularly; "Ships ply the waters near the coast"
41. 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"
42. run - verb
· compete in a race; "he is running the Marathon this year"; "let's race and see who gets there first"
43. run - verb
· progress by being changed; "The speech has to go through several more drafts"; "run through your presentation before the meeting"
44. 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"
45. run - verb
· come unraveled or undone as if by snagging; "Her nylons were running"
46. run - verb
· become undone; "the sweater unraveled"
47. running - adjective
· (of fluids) moving or issuing in a stream; "as mountain stream with freely running water"; "hovels without running water"
48. running - adjective
· continually repeated over a period of time; "a running joke among us"
49. running - adjective
· of advancing the ball by running; "the team's running plays worked better than its pass plays"
50. running - adjective
· executed or initiated by running; "running plays worked better than pass plays"; "took a running jump"; "a running start"
51. running - adjective
· measured lengthwise; "cost of lumber per running foot"
52. running - adjective
· (of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing; "in running (or working) order"; "a functional set of brakes"
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