ran vs run :

Definitions

  • n  a score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely
    the Yankees scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th
  • n  the act of testing something
  • n  a race run on foot
    she broke the record for the half-mile run
  • n  an unbroken series of events
    Nicklaus had a run of birdies
  • n  (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
  • n  a regular trip
    the ship made its run in record time
  • n  the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace
    he broke into a run
    his daily run keeps him fit
  • n  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
  • n  unrestricted freedom to use
    he has the run of the house
  • n  the production achieved during a continuous period of operation (of a machine or factory etc.)
    a daily run of 100,000 gallons of paint
  • n  a small stream
  • n  a race between candidates for elective office
    he is raising money for a Senate run
  • n  a row of unravelled stitches
    she got a run in her stocking
  • n  the pouring forth of a fluid
  • n  an unbroken chronological sequence
    the play had a long run on Broadway
    the team enjoyed a brief run of victories
  • n  a short trip
    take a run into town
  • v  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
  • v  flee; take to one's heels; cut and run
    If you see this man, run!
  • v  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
  • v  direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.
    She is running a relief operation in the Sudan
  • v  have a particular form
    the story or argument runs as follows
  • v  move along, of liquids
  • v  perform as expected when applied
    Does this old car still run well?
  • v  change or be different within limits
    Interest rates run from 5 to 10 percent
  • v  run, stand, or compete for an office or a position
    Who's running for treasurer this year?
  • v  cause to emit recorded audio or video
  • v  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
  • v  have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined
    These dresses run small
  • v  be operating, running or functioning
    The car is still running--turn it off!
  • v  change from one state to another
    run amok
    run rogue
    run riot
  • v  cause to perform
    run a subject
    run a process
  • v  be affected by; be subjected to
    run a temperature
    run a risk
  • v  continue to exist
  • v  occur persistently
    Musical talent runs in the family
  • v  carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine
    run a new program on the Mac
  • v  include as the content; broadcast or publicize
  • v  carry out
    run an errand
  • v  pass over, across, or through
  • v  cause something to pass or lead somewhere
  • v  make without a miss
  • v  deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor
  • v  cause an animal to move fast
    run the dogs
  • v  be diffused
    These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to run
  • v  sail before the wind
  • v  cover by running; run a certain distance
  • v  extend or continue for a certain period of time
    The film runs 5 hours
  • v  set animals loose to graze
  • v  keep company
    the heifers run with the bulls to produce offspring
  • v  run with the ball; in such sports as football
  • v  travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means
    She always runs to Italy, because she has a lover there
  • v  travel a route regularly
  • v  pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals)
    The dogs are running deer
  • v  compete in a race
    he is running the Marathon this year
  • v  progress by being changed
    run through your presentation before the meeting
  • v  reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating
  • v  come unraveled or undone as if by snagging
    Her nylons were running
  • v  become undone
News & Articles

  • Driver ran stop sign and caused wreck
    LOXA (JG-TC) A driver ran a stop sign and caused a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Loxa Road and Coles County Highway 18 Thursday afternoon, according to a police report.
    June 15, 2013 - Journal Gazette & Times-Courier
  • Annie, so, I ran into an old lover...
    Dear Annie: About a year ago, I ran into a woman I used to spend time with in high school. We are both married, although she is going through a divorce.
    June 15, 2013 - Omaha World-Herald
  • Man ran away when judge revoked sentence
    Butte police are looking for a man who ran from the courthouse Thursday morning after the judge revoked his suspended sentenced and ordered him to jail.
    June 14, 2013 - The Montana Standard

  • Outlaw Run tops hottest new attractions at U.S. theme parks
    Outlaw Run at Silver Dollar City in Missouri is the most anticipated debut this summer. Also: new stuff at Cedar Point, Disneyland, Six Flags Magic Mountain. I've visited many theme parks in the United States over the last few years as the theme park blogger for The Times' Travel website, but this summer's crop of rides already has me updating my bucket list. Here's a look at some of the biggest ...
    June 16, 2013 - Los Angeles Times
  • Run for Africa 5K benefits kids in Africa, Caribbean
    According to organizer Children of the Nations : The fifth-annual Run for Africa 5K will be at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, July 27, in Orlando's Baldwin Park, followed by a Kids' Fun Run at 8:30 a.m. The run will raise money for orphaned and destitute children in Africa and the Caribbean, and more than 700 runners are expected. Entry is $25 in advance, $35 the day of the race, and will help fund ...
    June 16, 2013 - Orlando Sentinel
  • Run from the Killer Zombies
    5k and 1K Run. Starting from the safety of the local high school, runners will be forced along the old county road towards a forest and prison complex filled with killer zombies. 5k and 1K Run. Starting from the safety of the local high school, runners will be forced along the old county road towards a forest and prison complex filled with killer zombies.
    June 15, 2013 - WPXI Pittsburgh