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Definitions of running

  1. running away from ( or as if from) danger; " the fleeing survivors"
  2. ( of e. g. a machine) performing or capable of performing; " in running ( or working) order"; " a functional set of brakes"
  3. measured lengthwise; " cost of lumber per running foot"
  4. the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace; " he broke into a run"; " his daily run keeps him fit"
  5. a football play in which a player runs with the ball; " the defensive line braced to stop the run"; " the coach put great emphasis on running"
  6. the state of being in operation; " the engine is running smoothly"
  7. the act of administering or being in charge of something; " he has responsibility for the running of two companies at the same time"
  8. the act of participating in an athletic competition involving running on a track
  9. moving quickly on foot; " heard running footsteps behind him"; " scampering children"
  10. executed or initiated by running; " running plays worked better than pass plays"; " took a running jump"; " a running start"
  11. ( of fluids) moving or issuing in a stream; " a mountain stream with freely running water"; " hovels without running water"
  12. continually repeated over a period of time; " a running joke among us"
  13. ( football) of advancing the ball by running; " the team's running plays worked better than its pass plays"
  14. ( American football) a play in which a player runs with the ball; " the defensive line braced to stop the run"; " the coach put great emphasis on running"
  15. of advancing the ball by running; " the team's running plays worked better than its pass plays"
  16. moving quickly on foot; " heard running footsteps behind him"
  17. of Run
  18. Moving or advancing by running.
  19. Having a running gait; not a trotter or pacer.
  20. trained and kept for running races; as, a running horse.
  21. Flowing; easy; cursive; as, a running hand.
  22. Continuous; keeping along step by step; as, he stated the facts with a running explanation.
  23. Extending by a slender climbing or trailing stem; as, a running vine.
  24. Discharging pus; as, a running sore.
  25. The act of one who, or of that which runs; as, the running was slow.
  26. That which runs or flows; the quantity of a liquid which flows in a certain time or during a certain operation; as, the first running of a still.
  27. The discharge from an ulcer or other sore.
  28. Successive; one following the other without break or intervention; - said of periods of time; as, to be away two days running; to sow land two years running.
  29. An activity in which the body is propelled by moving the legs rapidly. Running is performed at a moderate to rapid pace and should be differentiated from JOGGING, which is performed at a much slower pace.
  30. Kept for the race: successive: continuous: flowing: easy: discharging matter.
  31. Act of moving swiftly: that which runs or flows: a discharge from a wound.
  32. Kept for a race; in succession; nowing; discharging pus.
  33. Act of passing with speed; that which runs or flows; discharge from a sore. Running- fight, a battle in which one party flees and the other pursues. Running- fire, a constant firing of arms. Running- rigging, the rigging or rope passing through blocks, & c. Running- title, the title of a book that is continued from page to page.
  34. In succession; kept for the race; being in motion; flowing; successive; continuous; easy; discharging matter, as a sore.
  35. Act of moving on with celerity; the discharge of a wound or sore.
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Quotes of running

  1. We are running ourselves into a damaged earth. But I am optimistic. I believe that we can change; we must change. As a human race, we are very young and quite primitive. The sooner we learn the greatness of humanity the better off we will all be. – John Astin
  2. Let me tell you something: if you're on an island for three and a half months and you're four and a half hours by boat from the nearest store, and there's nobody but 30 crew members on the island, I guarantee that you'd be running around without your clothes on. – Christopher Atkins
  3. May is a very early time in the year and the weather is usually bad. You cannot run a fast mile race if there is a strong wind, because it makes your running uneven. – Roger Bannister
  4. Is puppy love the reason so many Americans are blind to the incompetence and waste of Republicans- who at a minimum are supposed to be good money managers- running Iraq reconstruction? – Margaret Carlson
  5. You have to remember that in addition to running a literary agency, I am also an ebook publisher. – Richard Curtis
  6. The color of the mountains is Buddha's body; the sound of running water is his great speech. – Dogen
  7. The whole wood seemed running now, running hard, hunting, chasing, closing in round something or- somebody? In panic, he began to run too, aimlessly, he knew not whither. – Kenneth Grahame
  8. At the end of the day, my hope is that when the new Medicare- Prescription Drug Law gets up and fully running a lot more seniors will pay a whole lot less than they do today for their much -needed medications. – Dennis Hastert
  9. I think you're running into a lot of trouble if your idea of foreplay is, 'Brace yourself honey, here I come!' – Phil McGraw
  10. I was considering running for political office. – Michael Newdow
  11. A critic is a legless man who teaches running – Channing Pollock
  12. And when Roger talks about the frightened ones running away from the bombs, I immediately thought of my days when I was young and I had to wear these gas masks. – Gerald Scarfe
  13. John McCain has become the de facto running mate of George W. Bush. – Mark Shields
  14. When you are younger, you are running on that pure naive adrenalin, you don't have any real responsibility aside from making sure you get there and play. And there's usually someone there to help you do that! – Andy Taylor
  15. True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country. – Kurt Vonnegut

Usage examples for running

  1. In fact, the quaggas were running through fear. – Popular Adventure Tales by Mayne Reid
  2. The most common is that of which Francois spoke, " running – The Boy Hunters by Captain Mayne Reid
  3. And we were off and running – Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow
  4. But we reckon on running another sort of business in it, and you can't stop us. – The Heart of Canyon Pass by Thomas K. Holmes
  5. Now he came running back toward Rafe. – The Shepherd of the North by Richard Aumerle Maher
  6. It is running strong! – More About Peggy by Mrs G. de Horne Vaizey
  7. One must see it clear for running before going below- for good. – An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad
  8. " Think of the risk you are running Pa," she whispered. – The Crisis, Volume 7 by Winston Churchill
  9. It told him his running days were over. – They Twinkled Like Jewels by Philip José Farmer
  10. Behind came Billy, running – Angel Island by Inez Haynes Gillmore
  11. Some one came running down the stairs. – Amusement Only by Richard Marsh
  12. What were you running for? – Tabitha at Ivy Hall by Ruth Alberta Brown
  13. He had left the other men; he was running away from them. – The Everlasting Whisper by Jackson Gregory
  14. " No, it is not serious," he replied; " but I am sorry you are looking so well, for I am running away from you. – The Mystery of the Locks by Edgar Watson Howe
  15. He could hear the sound of other running feet outside. – Rebel Spurs by Andre Norton
  16. But it meant a good deal of hard running for me. – By Canoe and Dog-Train by Egerton Ryerson Young
  17. " Oh, aunt, pray be silent," cried Tryphie, running to her cousin's side. – Lady Maude's Mania by George Manville Fenn
  18. " Yes," she said; " your mind is running on other things." – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  19. As to running us down, we'll show them that they've made a mistake if they attempt it. – The Three Commanders by W.H.G. Kingston
  20. And everybody knows it, too- running after him the way you do. – Dawn by Eleanor H. Porter

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