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run as in 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"

Synonyms

  • tally a score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely; a bill for an amount due ; the act of counting; be compatible, similar or consistent; gain points in a game; keep score, as in games ; determine the sum of
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run as in 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"

Synonyms

  • test put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to; test or examine for the presence of disease or infection; examine someone's knowledge of something; show a certain characteristic when tested; achieve a certain score or rating on a test; determine the presence or properties of (a substance) ; undergo a test; trying something to find out about it; any standardized procedure for measuring sensitivity or memory or intelligence or aptitude or personality etc; a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge; the act of undergoing testing; the act of testing something; a hard outer covering as of some amoebas and sea urchins
  • trial the act of testing something; trying something to find out about it; the act of undergoing testing; (law) the determination of a person's innocence or guilt by due process of law; (sports) a preliminary competition to determine qualifications; an annoying or frustrating or catastrophic event
run as in a race run on foot
  • "she broke the record for the half-mile run"

Synonyms

  • footrace a race run on foot
  • foot race a race run on foot
run as in an unbroken series of events
  • "had a streak of bad luck"
  • "Nicklaus had a run of birdies"

Synonyms

  • streak move quickly in a straight line; run naked in a public place ; mark with spots or blotches of different color or shades of color as if stained ; an unbroken series of events; a distinctive characteristic; a narrow marking of a different color or texture from the background; a sudden flash (as of lightning)
run as in (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"

Synonyms

  • running (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team; the act of running; the state of being in operation; the act of administering or being in charge of something; the act of participating in an athletic competition involving running on a track ; (of fluids) moving or issuing in a stream; continually repeated over a period of time; of advancing the ball by running; executed or initiated by running; measured lengthwise; (of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing
  • running play (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team
  • running game (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team
run as in a regular trip
  • "the ship made its run in record time"
run as in the act of running
  • "traveling on foot at a fast pace"
  • "he broke into a run"
  • "his daily run keeps him fit"

Synonyms

  • running (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team; the act of running; the state of being in operation; the act of administering or being in charge of something; the act of participating in an athletic competition involving running on a track ; (of fluids) moving or issuing in a stream; continually repeated over a period of time; of advancing the ball by running; executed or initiated by running; measured lengthwise; (of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing
run as in the continuous period of time during which something (a machine or a factory) operates or continues in operation
  • "the assembly line was on a 12-hour run"
run as in unrestricted freedom to use
  • "he has the run of the house"
run as in the production achieved during a continuous period of operation (of a machine or factory etc.)
  • "a daily run of 100,000 gallons of paint"
run as in a small stream

    Synonyms

    • rivulet a small stream
    • rill a small stream ; a small channel (as one formed by soil erosion)
    • runnel a small stream
    • streamlet a small stream
    run as in a race between candidates for elective office
    • "I managed his campaign for governor"
    • "he is raising money for a Senate run"

    Synonyms

    • political campaign a race between candidates for elective office; the campaign of a candidate to be elected
    • campaign run, stand, or compete for an office or a position; exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; go on a campaign; a race between candidates for elective office; a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end; several related operations aimed at achieving a particular goal (usually within geographical and temporal constraints) ; an overland journey by hunters (especially in Africa)
    run as in a row of unravelled stitches
    • "she got a run in her stocking"

    Synonyms

    • ladder come unraveled or undone as if by snagging; steps consisting of two parallel members connected by rungs; ascending stages by which somebody or something can progress; a row of unravelled stitches
    • ravel disentangle; tangle or complicate; French composer and exponent of Impressionism (1875-1937) ; a row of unravelled stitches
    run as in the pouring forth of a fluid

      Synonyms

      • discharge the sudden giving off of energy ; the act of venting ; a substance that is emitted or released ; any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body; electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field ; the pouring forth of a fluid ; the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart) ; a formal written statement of relinquishment ; the act of discharging a gun ; complete or carry out; pour forth or release; free from obligations or duties ; remove the charge from ; go off or discharge; pronounce not guilty of criminal charges; eliminate (a substance); remove (cargo, people, etc.) from and leave; cause to go off; release from military service ; become empty or void of its content
      • outpouring a natural flow of ground water ; a sudden rapid flow (as of water); the pouring forth of a fluid ; the rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication (spoken or written); a large flow
      run as in an unbroken chronological sequence
      • "the play had a long run on Broadway"
      • "the team enjoyed a brief run of victories"
      run as in a short trip
      • "take a run into town"
      run as in 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"
      run as in flee
      • "take to one's heels"
      • "cut and run"
      • "If you see this man, run!"
      • "The burglars escaped before the police showed up"

      Synonyms

      • scat flee; singing jazz
      • scarper flee
      • turn tail flee
      • lam a rapid escape (as by criminals); flee; give a thrashing to
      • run away flee; escape from the control of
      • hightail it flee
      • bunk avoid paying; provide with a bunk; flee; a long trough for feeding cattle ; a bed on a ship or train; a rough bed (as at a campsite) ; unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements) ; a message that seems to convey no meaning ; beds built one above the other
      • head for the hills flee
      • take to the woods flee
      • escape run away from confinement; fail to experience; escape potentially unpleasant consequences; be incomprehensible to; remove oneself from a familiar environment, usually for pleasure or diversion; flee; issue or leak, as from a small opening; the act of escaping physically; an inclination to retreat from unpleasant realities through diversion or fantasy; nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do; an avoidance of danger or difficulty; a means or way of escaping; a plant originally cultivated but now growing wild ; the discharge of a fluid from some container; a valve in a container in which pressure can build up (as a steam boiler)
      • fly the coop flee
      • break away move away or escape suddenly; break off (a piece from a whole); interrupt a continued activity; withdraw from an organization or communion; flee
      run as in 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"

      Synonyms

      • go functioning correctly and ready for action; a time period for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else); street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine ; a usually brief attempt; a board game for two players who place counters on a grid; change location; follow a procedure or take a course; move away from a place into another direction; enter or assume a certain state or condition; be awarded; have a particular form; stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; follow a certain course; be abolished or discarded; be or continue to be in a certain condition; make a certain noise or sound; perform as expected when applied; to be spent or finished; progress by being changed; continue to live and avoid dying; pass, fare, or elapse; pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; be in the right place or situation; be ranked or compare; begin or set in motion; have a turn; be contained in; be sounded, played, or expressed; blend or harmonize; lead, extend, or afford access; be the right size or shape; go through in search of something; be spent; give support (to) or make a choice (of) one out of a group or number; stop operating or functioning
      • pass of advancing the ball by throwing it; (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls; (military) a written leave of absence; (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate; the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks; any authorization to pass or go somewhere; a document indicating permission to do something without restrictions; a flight or run by an aircraft over a target; a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs ; a difficult juncture; one complete cycle of operations (as by a computer); an automatic advance to the next round in a tournament without playing an opponent; a permit to enter or leave a military installation; a complimentary ticket; a usually brief attempt; (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team; success in satisfying a test or requirement; go across or through; move past; make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation; pass by; place into the hands or custody of; stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; travel past; come to pass; go unchallenged; use up a period of time in a specific way; pass over, across, or through; transmit information; disappear gradually; go successfully through a test or a selection process; be superior or better than some standard; accept or judge as acceptable; allow to go without comment or censure; transfer to another; pass into a specified state or condition; throw (a ball) to another player; be inherited by; cause to pass; grant authorization or clearance for; pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; eliminate from the body
      • lead take somebody somewhere; produce as a result or residue; tend to or result in; travel in front of; cause to undertake a certain action; stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; be in charge of; be ahead of others; be conducive to; lead, as in the performance of a composition; lead, extend, or afford access; move ahead (of others) in time or space ; cause something to pass or lead somewhere; preside over; an advantage held by a competitor in a race; a soft heavy toxic malleable metallic element; evidence pointing to a possible solution; a position of being the initiator of something and an example that others will follow (especially in the phrase `take the lead'); the angle between the direction a gun is aimed and the position of a moving target (correcting for the flight time of the missile) ; the introductory section of a story; (sports) the score by which a team or individual is winning ; an actor who plays a principal role ; (baseball) the position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base; an indication of potential opportunity; a news story of major importance ; the timing of ignition relative to the position of the piston in an internal-combustion engine ; restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal ; thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing ; mixture of graphite with clay in different degrees of hardness; a jumper that consists of a short piece of wire; the playing of a card to start a trick in bridge
      • extend extend in scope or range or area; stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; span an interval of distance, space or time; make available; thrust or extend out; reach outward in space; offer verbally; extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body; expand the influence of; lengthen in time; extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length; cause to move at full gallop; open or straighten out; use to the utmost; prolong the time allowed for payment of; continue or extend; increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance
      run as in direct or control
      • "projects, businesses, etc."
      • "She is running a relief operation in the Sudan"

      Synonyms

      • operate direct or control; perform as expected when applied; handle and cause to function; perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense ; keep engaged; perform surgery on
      run as in have a particular form
      • "the story or argument runs as follows"
      • "as the saying goes..."

      Synonyms

      • go functioning correctly and ready for action; a time period for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else); street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine ; a usually brief attempt; a board game for two players who place counters on a grid; change location; follow a procedure or take a course; move away from a place into another direction; enter or assume a certain state or condition; be awarded; have a particular form; stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; follow a certain course; be abolished or discarded; be or continue to be in a certain condition; make a certain noise or sound; perform as expected when applied; to be spent or finished; progress by being changed; continue to live and avoid dying; pass, fare, or elapse; pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; be in the right place or situation; be ranked or compare; begin or set in motion; have a turn; be contained in; be sounded, played, or expressed; blend or harmonize; lead, extend, or afford access; be the right size or shape; go through in search of something; be spent; give support (to) or make a choice (of) one out of a group or number; stop operating or functioning
      run as in move along, of liquids
      • "Water flowed into the cave"
      • "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"

      Synonyms

      • flow move or progress freely as if in a stream; move along, of liquids; cause to flow; be abundantly present; fall or flow in a certain way; cover or swamp with water ; undergo menstruation; the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases) ; the amount of fluid that flows in a given time ; the act of flowing or streaming; any uninterrupted stream or discharge ; something that resembles a flowing stream in moving continuously; dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas; the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause
      • feed food for domestic livestock ; provide as food; give food to; feed into; introduce continuously; support or promote; take in food; serve as food for; move along, of liquids; profit from in an exploitatory manner; gratify; provide with fertilizers or add nutrients to
      • course as might be expected; move swiftly through or over; move along, of liquids; hunt with hounds; education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings; a connected series of events or actions or developments; general line of orientation; a mode of action; a line or route along which something travels or moves; a body of students who are taught together; part of a meal served at one time; (construction) a layer of masonry; facility consisting of a circumscribed area of land or water laid out for a sport
      run as in 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"

      Synonyms

      • function perform as expected when applied; serve a purpose, role, or function; perform duties attached to a particular office or place or function; (mathematics) a mathematical relation such that each element of a given set (the domain of the function) is associated with an element of another set (the range of the function) ; what something is used for; the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group; a relation such that one thing is dependent on another; a formal or official social gathering or ceremony; a vaguely specified social event; a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program
      • work activity directed toward making or doing something; a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing; the occupation for which you are paid; applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading); (physics) a manifestation of energy; a place where work is done; the total output of a writer or artist (or a substantial part of it); exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity; be employed; have an effect or outcome; perform as expected when applied; shape, form, or improve a material; give a workout to; proceed along a path; operate in a certain place, area, or specialty; proceed towards a goal or along a path or through an activity; move in an agitated manner; cause to happen or to occur as a consequence; cause to work; prepare for crops; behave in a certain way when handled; have and exert influence or effect; operate in or through; cause to operate or function; provoke or excite; gratify and charm, usually in order to influence; make something, usually for a specific function; move into or onto; make uniform; use or manipulate to one's advantage; find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of; cause to undergo fermentation; go sour or spoil; arrive at a certain condition through repeated motion
      • operate direct or control; perform as expected when applied; handle and cause to function; perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense ; keep engaged; perform surgery on
      • go functioning correctly and ready for action; a time period for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else); street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine ; a usually brief attempt; a board game for two players who place counters on a grid; change location; follow a procedure or take a course; move away from a place into another direction; enter or assume a certain state or condition; be awarded; have a particular form; stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; follow a certain course; be abolished or discarded; be or continue to be in a certain condition; make a certain noise or sound; perform as expected when applied; to be spent or finished; progress by being changed; continue to live and avoid dying; pass, fare, or elapse; pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; be in the right place or situation; be ranked or compare; begin or set in motion; have a turn; be contained in; be sounded, played, or expressed; blend or harmonize; lead, extend, or afford access; be the right size or shape; go through in search of something; be spent; give support (to) or make a choice (of) one out of a group or number; stop operating or functioning
      run as in 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"

      Synonyms

      • range change or be different within limits; move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment; have a range; range or extend over; lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line; feed as in a meadow or pasture; let eat; assign a rank or rating to; an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"; the limits within which something can be effective; a large tract of grassy open land on which livestock can graze; a series of hills or mountains; a place for shooting (firing or driving) projectiles of various kinds; a variety of different things or activities; (mathematics) the set of values of the dependent variable for which a function is defined; the limit of capability; a kitchen appliance used for cooking food
      run as in run, stand, or compete for an office or a position
      • "Who's running for treasurer this year?"

      Synonyms

      • campaign run, stand, or compete for an office or a position; exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; go on a campaign; a race between candidates for elective office; a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end; several related operations aimed at achieving a particular goal (usually within geographical and temporal constraints) ; an overland journey by hunters (especially in Africa)
      run as in 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"

      Synonyms

      • play a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage; a theatrical performance of a drama; a preset plan of action in team sports; a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill; a state in which action is feasible; utilization or exercise; an attempt to get something; activity by children that is guided more by imagination than by fixed rules; (in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds; the removal of constraints; a weak and tremulous light; verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously); movement or space for movement; gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement; (game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession; the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize); the act using a sword (or other weapon) vigorously and skillfully ; participate in games or sport; act or have an effect in a specified way or with a specific effect or outcome; play on an instrument; play a role or part; be at play; replay (as a melody); perform music on (a musical instrument); pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind; move or seem to move quickly, lightly, or irregularly; bet or wager (money); engage in recreational activities rather than work; pretend to be somebody in the framework of a game or playful activity; emit recorded sound; perform on a certain location; put (a card or piece) into play during a game, or act strategically as if in a card game; engage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously; behave in a certain way; cause to emit recorded audio or video; manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination; use to one's advantage; consider not very seriously; be received or accepted or interpreted in a specific way; behave carelessly or indifferently; cause to move or operate freely within a bounded space; perform on a stage or theater; be performed or presented for public viewing; cause to happen or to occur as a consequence; discharge or direct or be discharged or directed as if in a continuous stream; make bets; stake on the outcome of an issue; shoot or hit in a particular manner; use or move; employ in a game or in a specific position; contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle; exhaust by allowing to pull on the line
      run as in 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"
      run as in 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"

      Synonyms

      • tend have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; have care of or look after; manage or run
      • be given have a tendency or disposition to do or be something
      • lean the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical; lacking excess flesh; lacking in mineral content or combustible material; containing little excess; not profitable or prosperous; to incline or bend from a vertical position; cause to lean or incline; have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; rely on for support; cause to lean to the side
      • incline an elevated geological formation; an inclined surface connecting two levels ; have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; bend or turn (one's ear) towards a speaker in order to listen well; lower or bend (the head or upper body), as in a nod or bow; be at an angle; feel favorably disposed or willing; make receptive or willing towards an action or attitude or belief
      run as in be operating, running or functioning
      • "The car is still running--turn it off!"
      run as in change from one state to another
      • "run amok"
      • "run rogue"
      • "run riot"
      run as in cause to perform
      • "run a subject"
      • "run a process"
      run as in be affected by
      • "be subjected to"
      • "run a temperature"
      • "run a risk"
      run as in continue to exist
      • "These stories die hard"
      • "The legend of Elvis endures"

      Synonyms

      • prevail be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance; be valid, applicable, or true; continue to exist; prove superior; use persuasion successfully
      • persist continue to exist; be persistent, refuse to stop; stay behind
      • die hard continue to exist
      • endure put up with something or somebody unpleasant; face and withstand with courage; continue to live and avoid dying; undergo or be subjected to; last and be usable; persist for a specified period of time; continue to exist
      run as in occur persistently
      • "Musical talent runs in the family"
      run as in 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"

      Synonyms

      • execute kill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment; murder in a planned fashion; put in effect; carry out the legalities of; carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine; carry out or perform an action; sign in the presence of witnesses
      run as in 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"

      Synonyms

      • carry the act of carrying something ; move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body; have with oneself; transmit or serve as the medium for transmission; serve as a means for expressing something; bear or be able to bear the weight, pressure,or responsibility of; support or hold in a certain manner; contain or hold; extend to a certain degree; continue or extend; be necessarily associated with or result in or involve; win in an election; include, as on a list; behave in a certain manner; have on hand; include as the content; propel; pass on a communication; have as an inherent or characteristic feature or have as a consequence; be conveyed over a certain distance; keep up with financial support; have or possess something abstract; be equipped with (a mast or sail); win approval or support for; compensate for a weaker partner or member by one's own performance; take further or advance; have on the surface or on the skin; capture after a fight; transfer (entries) from one account book to another ; transfer (a number, cipher, or remainder) to the next column or unit's place before or after, in addition or multiplication; pursue a line of scent or be a bearer; bear (a crop); propel or give impetus to; drink alcohol without showing ill effects; be able to feed; have a certain range; cover a certain distance or advance beyond; secure the passage or adoption (of bills and motions); be successful in; sing or play against other voices or parts; be pregnant with
      run as in carry out
      • "run an errand"
      run as in 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"

      Synonyms

      • guide direct the course; take somebody somewhere; be a guiding or motivating force or drive; use as a guide; pass over, across, or through; someone employed to conduct others ; someone who shows the way by leading or advising ; something that offers basic information or instruction ; a model or standard for making comparisons ; someone who can find paths through unexplored territory ; a structure or marking that serves to direct the motion or positioning of something
      • draw a gully that is shallower than a ravine ; an entertainer who attracts large audiences; the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided; anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random; a playing card or cards dealt or taken from the pack; a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer; (American football) the quarterback moves back as if to pass and then hands the ball to the fullback who is running toward the line of scrimmage ; poker in which a player can discard cards and receive substitutes from the dealer; the act of drawing or hauling something; cause to move by pulling; get or derive; make a mark or lines on a surface; make, formulate, or derive in the mind; bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover; represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface; take liquid out of a container or well; give a description of; select or take in from a given group or region; elicit responses, such as objections, criticism, applause, etc.; suck in or take (air); move or go steadily or gradually; remove (a commodity) from (a supply source); choose at random; earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher; bring or lead someone to a certain action or condition; cause to flow; write a legal document or paper; engage in drawing; move or pull so as to cover or uncover something; allow a draft; require a specified depth for floating; pull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities, so as to execute him; cause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon, either physically or in an abstract sense; take in, also metaphorically; direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes; thread on or as if on a string; stretch back a bowstring (on an archer's bow); pass over, across, or through; finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.; contract; reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die; steep; remove the entrails of; flatten, stretch, or mold metal or glass, by rolling or by pulling it through a die or by stretching; cause to localize at one point
      • pass of advancing the ball by throwing it; (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls; (military) a written leave of absence; (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate; the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks; any authorization to pass or go somewhere; a document indicating permission to do something without restrictions; a flight or run by an aircraft over a target; a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs ; a difficult juncture; one complete cycle of operations (as by a computer); an automatic advance to the next round in a tournament without playing an opponent; a permit to enter or leave a military installation; a complimentary ticket; a usually brief attempt; (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team; success in satisfying a test or requirement; go across or through; move past; make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation; pass by; place into the hands or custody of; stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; travel past; come to pass; go unchallenged; use up a period of time in a specific way; pass over, across, or through; transmit information; disappear gradually; go successfully through a test or a selection process; be superior or better than some standard; accept or judge as acceptable; allow to go without comment or censure; transfer to another; pass into a specified state or condition; throw (a ball) to another player; be inherited by; cause to pass; grant authorization or clearance for; pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; eliminate from the body
      run as in cause something to pass or lead somewhere
      • "Run the wire behind the cabinet"

      Synonyms

      • lead take somebody somewhere; produce as a result or residue; tend to or result in; travel in front of; cause to undertake a certain action; stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; be in charge of; be ahead of others; be conducive to; lead, as in the performance of a composition; lead, extend, or afford access; move ahead (of others) in time or space ; cause something to pass or lead somewhere; preside over; an advantage held by a competitor in a race; a soft heavy toxic malleable metallic element; evidence pointing to a possible solution; a position of being the initiator of something and an example that others will follow (especially in the phrase `take the lead'); the angle between the direction a gun is aimed and the position of a moving target (correcting for the flight time of the missile) ; the introductory section of a story; (sports) the score by which a team or individual is winning ; an actor who plays a principal role ; (baseball) the position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base; an indication of potential opportunity; a news story of major importance ; the timing of ignition relative to the position of the piston in an internal-combustion engine ; restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal ; thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing ; mixture of graphite with clay in different degrees of hardness; a jumper that consists of a short piece of wire; the playing of a card to start a trick in bridge
      run as in make without a miss
        run as in deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor

          Synonyms

          • black market deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor ; people who engage in illicit trade ; an illegal market in which goods or currencies are bought and sold in violation of rationing or controls
          run as in cause an animal to move fast
          • "run the dogs"
          run as in be diffused
          • "These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to run"

          Synonyms

          • bleed lose blood from one's body ; draw blood; get or extort (money or other possessions) from someone; be diffused; drain of liquid or steam
          run as in sail before the wind
            run as in cover by running
            • "run a certain distance"
            • "She ran 10 miles that day"
            run as in extend or continue for a certain period of time
            • "The film runs 5 hours"

            Synonyms

            • run for extend or continue for a certain period of time
            run as in set animals loose to graze
              run as in keep company
              • "the heifers run with the bulls to produce offspring"

              Synonyms

              • consort the husband or wife of a reigning monarch ; a family of similar musical instrument playing together ; keep company with; go together; keep company
              run as in run with the ball
              • "in such sports as football"
              run as in travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means
              • "Run to the store!"
              • "She always runs to Italy, because she has a lover there"
              run as in travel a route regularly
              • "Ships ply the waters near the coast"

              Synonyms

              • ply one of the strands twisted together to make yarn or rope or thread; (usually in combinations) one of several layers of cloth or paper or wood as in plywood ; give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance; apply oneself diligently; travel a route regularly; join together as by twisting, weaving, or molding; wield vigorously; use diligently
              run as in 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"

              Synonyms

              • hunt pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals); pursue or chase relentlessly; chase away, with as with force; yaw back and forth about a flight path; oscillate about a desired speed, position, or state to an undesirable extent; seek, search for; search (an area) for prey; Englishman and Pre-Raphaelite painter (1827-1910) ; United States architect (1827-1895) ; British writer who defended the Romanticism of Keats and Shelley (1784-1859) ; an association of huntsmen who hunt for sport ; an instance of searching for something; the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone ; the work of finding and killing or capturing animals for food or pelts ; the pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded as a sport
              • hunt down pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals)
              • track down pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals)
              run as in compete in a race
              • "he is running the Marathon this year"
              • "let's race and see who gets there first"

              Synonyms

              • race move hurridly; compete in a race; to work as fast as possible towards a goal, sometimes in competition with others; cause to move fast or to rush or race; any competition; a contest of speed; people who are believed to belong to the same genetic stock; (biology) a taxonomic group that is a division of a species; the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller ; a canal for a current of water
              run as in progress by being changed
              • "The speech has to go through several more drafts"
              • "run through your presentation before the meeting"

              Synonyms

              • move the act of deciding to do something; the act of changing your residence or place of business; a change of position that does not entail a change of location; the act of changing location from one place to another; (game) a player's turn to take some action permitted by the rules of the game ; change location; cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; change residence, affiliation, or place of employment; follow a procedure or take a course; be in a state of action; go or proceed from one point to another; perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; give an incentive for action; arouse sympathy or compassion in; dispose of by selling; progress by being changed; live one's life in a specified environment; have a turn; propose formally
              • go functioning correctly and ready for action; a time period for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else); street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine ; a usually brief attempt; a board game for two players who place counters on a grid; change location; follow a procedure or take a course; move away from a place into another direction; enter or assume a certain state or condition; be awarded; have a particular form; stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; follow a certain course; be abolished or discarded; be or continue to be in a certain condition; make a certain noise or sound; perform as expected when applied; to be spent or finished; progress by being changed; continue to live and avoid dying; pass, fare, or elapse; pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; be in the right place or situation; be ranked or compare; begin or set in motion; have a turn; be contained in; be sounded, played, or expressed; blend or harmonize; lead, extend, or afford access; be the right size or shape; go through in search of something; be spent; give support (to) or make a choice (of) one out of a group or number; stop operating or functioning
              run as in 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"

              Synonyms

              • melt the process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid; reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating; become or cause to become soft or liquid; become more relaxed, easygoing, or genial; lose its distinct outline or shape; become less clearly visible or distinguishable; become less intense and fade away gradually
              • melt down reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating
              run as in come unraveled or undone as if by snagging
              • "Her nylons were running"

              Synonyms

              • ladder come unraveled or undone as if by snagging; steps consisting of two parallel members connected by rungs; ascending stages by which somebody or something can progress; a row of unravelled stitches
              run as in become undone
              • "the sweater unraveled"

              Synonyms

              • unravel become or cause to become undone by separating the fibers or threads of; disentangle; become undone

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