a runner running (sense 1)



  • To move swiftly.
  • To flow.
  • To sail before the wind, in distinction from reaching or sailing close-hauled.
  • To control or manage, be in charge of.
  • To be a candidate in an election.
  • To make participate in certain kinds of competitions
  • To exert continuous activity; to proceed.
  • To be presented in the media.
  • To print or broadcast in the media.
  • To smuggle (illegal goods).
  • To sort through a large volume of produce in quality control.
  • To extend or persist, statically or dynamically, through space or time.
  • To execute or carry out a plan, procedure or program.
  • To pass or go quickly in thought or conversation.
  • To become different in a way mentioned (usually to become worse).
  • To cost a large amount of money.
  • Of stitches or stitched clothing, to unravel.
  • To pursue in thought; to carry in contemplation.
  • To cause to enter; to thrust.
  • To drive or force; to cause, or permit, to be driven.
  • To cause to be drawn; to mark out; to indicate; to determine.
  • To encounter or incur (a danger or risk).
  • To put at hazard; to venture; to risk.
  • To tease with sarcasms and ridicule.
  • To sew (a seam) by passing the needle through material in a continuous line, generally taking a series of stitches on the needle at the same time.
  • To control or have precedence in a card game.
  • To be in form thus, as a combination of words.
  • To be popularly known; to be generally received.
  • To have growth or development.
  • To tend, as to an effect or consequence; to incline.
  • To have a legal course; to be attached; to continue in force, effect, or operation; to follow; to go in company.
  • To encounter or suffer (a particular, usually bad, fate or misfortune).
  • To strike (the ball) in such a way as to cause it to run along the ground, as when approaching a hole.
  • To speedrun.
  • Past participle of rin


  • Act or instance of running, of moving rapidly using the feet.
  • Act or instance of hurrying (to or from a place) ; dash or errand, trip.
  • A pleasure trip.
  • Flight, instance or period of fleeing.
  • Migration .
  • A group of fish that migrate, or ascend a river for the purpose of spawning.
  • A literal or figurative path or course for movement relating to:
  • Unrestricted use. .
  • An enclosure for an animal; a track or path along which something can travel.
  • Rural landholding for farming, usually for running sheep, and operated by a runholder.
  • State of being current; currency; popularity.
  • Continuous or sequential
  • A flow of liquid; a leak.
  • A small creek or part thereof.
  • A quick pace, faster than a walk.
  • A sudden series of demands on a bank or other financial institution, especially characterised by great withdrawals.
  • Any sudden large demand for something.
  • Various horizontal dimensions or surfaces
  • A standard or unexceptional group or category.
  • A line of knit stitches that have unravelled, particularly in a nylon stocking.
  • The stern of the underwater body of a ship from where it begins to curve upward and inward.
  • The horizontal distance to which a drift may be carried, either by licence of the proprietor of a mine or by the nature of the formation; also, the direction which a vein of ore or other substance takes.
  • A pair or set of millstones.



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  • From Middle English runnen, rennen, alteration (due to the past participle runne, runnen,
  • yronne) of Middle English rinnen, from Old English rinnan, iernan and Old Norse rinna, both from Proto-Germanic *rinnaną (compare also *rannijaną), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃reyH-. Cognate with Scots rin ("to run"), West Frisian rinne ("to walk, march"), Dutch rennen ("to run, race"), Alemannic German ränne, German rennen ("to run, race"), rinnen, Danish rende ("to run"), Swedish ränna ("to run"), Icelandic renna ("to flow"). Non-Germanic cognates include Albanian rend ("to run, run after"). See random.

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