run

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run is part of the Basic English 850.
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run is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
run

Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
run

Third person singular
runs

Simple past
ran

Past participle
run

Present participle
running

A woman running
  1. To go quickly, with both feet off the ground at one time.
    I must run.
    I like to run in the afternoon.
  2. To function (said of a machine).
    The car runs well.
  3. To flee.
    He ran from the cops.
  4. The past participle of run..
    He had run all the way from Dallas.

Related words[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
run

Plural
runs

  1. A trip made by a runner; compare to walk.
    I’m going for a run.
  2. (baseball) A run in baseball is when a batter safely touches home plate.
  3. (cricket) A run in cricket is scored when the batsmen run between the two wickets.
  4. (theatre) An unbroken course of performances or showings.
    The musical had a long run on Broadway.