Textual thesaurus for "run"

(noun) tally

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

the Yankees scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th; their first tally came in the 3rd inning

(noun) running

the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace

he broke into a run; his daily run keeps him fit

(noun) running, running game, running play

(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

(noun) trial, test

the act of testing something

in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately; he called each flip of the coin a new trial

(noun) discharge, outpouring

the pouring forth of a fluid

(noun) ladder, ravel

a row of unravelled stitches

she got a run in her stocking

(noun) foot race, footrace

a race run on foot

she broke the record for the half-mile run

(noun) political campaign, campaign

a race between candidates for elective office

I managed his campaign for governor; he is raising money for a Senate run

(noun) streak

an unbroken series of events

had a streak of bad luck; Nicklaus had a run of birdies

(noun) rill, rivulet, streamlet, runnel

a small stream

(verb) unravel

become undone

the sweater unraveled

(verb) ladder

come unraveled or undone as if by snagging

Her nylons were running

(verb) melt, melt down

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

(verb) move, go

progress by being changed

The speech has to go through several more drafts; run through your presentation before the meeting

(verb) race

compete in a race

he is running the Marathon this year; let's race and see who gets there first

(verb) campaign

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

Who's running for treasurer this year?

(verb) track down, hunt, hunt down

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

(verb) pass, draw, guide

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

(verb) operate, work, go, function

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

(verb) play

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

(verb) carry

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

(verb) ply

travel a route regularly

Ships ply the waters near the coast

(verb) consort

keep company

the heifers run with the bulls to produce offspring

(verb) bleed

be diffused

These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to run

(verb) flow, feed, course

move along, of liquids

Water flowed into the cave; the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi

(verb) head for the hills, hightail it, escape, fly the coop, lam, break away, bunk, run away, scarper, scat, take to the woods, turn tail

flee; take to one's heels; cut and run

If you see this man, run!; The burglars escaped before the police showed up

(verb) black market

deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor

(verb) operate

direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.

She is running a relief operation in the Sudan

(verb) execute

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

(verb) prevail, persist, die hard, endure

continue to exist

These stories die hard; The legend of Elvis endures

(verb) run for

extend or continue for a certain period of time

The film runs 5 hours

(verb) extend, lead, go, pass

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

(verb) lead

cause something to pass or lead somewhere

Run the wire behind the cabinet

(verb) tend, be given, lean, incline

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

(verb) go

have a particular form

the story or argument runs as follows; as the saying goes...

(verb) range

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