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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. executed or initiated by running; " running plays worked better than pass plays"; " took a running jump"; " a running start"
  10. ( of fluids) moving or issuing in a stream; " a mountain stream with freely running water"; " hovels without running water"
  11. continually repeated over a period of time; " a running joke among us"
  12. ( football) of advancing the ball by running; " the team's running plays worked better than its pass plays"
  13. ( 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"
  14. of advancing the ball by running; " the team's running plays worked better than its pass plays"
  15. moving quickly on foot; " heard running footsteps behind him"
  16. of Run
  17. Moving or advancing by running.
  18. Having a running gait; not a trotter or pacer.
  19. trained and kept for running races; as, a running horse.
  20. Flowing; easy; cursive; as, a running hand.
  21. Continuous; keeping along step by step; as, he stated the facts with a running explanation.
  22. Extending by a slender climbing or trailing stem; as, a running vine.
  23. Discharging pus; as, a running sore.
  24. The act of one who, or of that which runs; as, the running was slow.
  25. 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.
  26. The discharge from an ulcer or other sore.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. Kept for the race: successive: continuous: flowing: easy: discharging matter.
  30. Act of moving swiftly: that which runs or flows: a discharge from a wound.
  31. 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.
  32. In succession; kept for the race; being in motion; flowing; successive; continuous; easy; discharging matter, as a sore.
  33. Act of moving on with celerity; the discharge of a wound or sore.
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Usage examples for running

  1. He had left the other men; he was running away from them. – The Everlasting Whisper by Jackson Gregory
  2. It told him his running days were over. – They Twinkled Like Jewels by Philip José Farmer
  3. And we were off and running. – Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow
  4. Some one came running down the stairs. – Amusement Only by Richard Marsh
  5. 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
  6. What were you running for? – Tabitha at Ivy Hall by Ruth Alberta Brown
  7. " 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
  8. He could hear the sound of other running feet outside. – Rebel Spurs by Andre Norton
  9. 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
  10. Now he came running back toward Rafe. – The Shepherd of the North by Richard Aumerle Maher
  11. " Yes," she said; " your mind is running on other things." – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  12. The most common is that of which Francois spoke, " running." – The Boy Hunters by Captain Mayne Reid
  13. Behind came Billy, running. – Angel Island by Inez Haynes Gillmore
  14. " Oh, aunt, pray be silent," cried Tryphie, running to her cousin's side. – Lady Maude's Mania by George Manville Fenn
  15. One must see it clear for running before going below- for good. – An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad
  16. But it meant a good deal of hard running for me. – By Canoe and Dog-Train by Egerton Ryerson Young
  17. In fact, the quaggas were running through fear. – Popular Adventure Tales by Mayne Reid
  18. It is running strong! – More About Peggy by Mrs G. de Horne Vaizey
  19. And everybody knows it, too- running after him the way you do. – Dawn by Eleanor H. Porter
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