Word of the Day: Run

run / rən verb
  1. to go in a quick manner by moving the legs rapidly so at some points all or both feet are off the ground
If one window closes, run to the next window – or break down a door. Brooke Shields, 1965-  
  1. to move rapidly
Wherever the crowd goes, run in the other direction. Charles Bukowski, 1920-1994  
  1. to flee
You don’t run from the bad things in life; learn from them, because your worst is what will lead you to your best. Randeep Hooda, 1976-  
  1. to turn to for aid or support
If you don’t quit, and don’t cheat, and don’t run home when trouble arrives, you can only win. Shelley Long, 1949-  
  1. to be a candidate campaigning for election
If you run you stand a chance of losing, but if you don’t run you’ve already lost. Barack Obama, 1961-  
  1. to go between places, usually as a vessel for transport
Crossrail is the new railway which will run from West to East right across London. Evan Davis, 1962-  
  1. of liquid, to flow
If you pray hard enough, water will run uphill. Robert A. Heinlein, 1907-1988  
  1. to transfer
All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full. King Solomon, ?-931 BC  
  1. to drip
Candles tend to drip and run down candle sticks as they burn. https://www.thriftyfun.com/tf72420770.tip.html  
  1. to spread over something when made moist
Be careful when washing new clothes that the colors don’t run onto other items.  
  1. to operate via mechanism
My friends always joke that I run on batteries. Alexander Wang, 1983-  
  1. to meet with a certain state or situation
In youth we run into difficulties. In old age, difficulties run into us. Josh Billings, 1818-1885  
  1. to go or continue
The course of true love never did run smooth. William Shakespeare, 1564-1616  
  1. to extend over an area or through something
Love should be the silver thread that runs through all your conduct. J.C. Ryle, 1816-1900  
  1. to occur or last a certain period of continuous time
Hollywood movies typically run about 1.5 to 2 hours. Ann Casano, ?- https://www.ranker.com/list/long-movies/anncasano  
  1. to go freely
Thirty years ago, parents had little problem letting their children run the streets on their own.  
  1. to accomplish or perform something, i.e., “ an errand
Any kid will run any errand for you, if you ask at bedtime. Red Skelton, 1913-1997  
  1. to cause someone or something to move quickly
It’s up to us, as a civilized society, to call for an end to the Running of the Bulls and bullfighting. Ingrid Newkirk, 1949-  
  1. to track, pursue, or hunt
They are brothers to the fox who boasted that he had made the hounds run…
  1. L. Mencken, 1880-1956
  1. to pass through quickly, i.e., “ a comb through it
For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day. Audrey Hepburn, 1929-1993  
  1. to operate manually
Trying to run Congress without human relationships is like trying to run a car without motor oil. Jonathan Haidt, 1963-  
  1. to manage
Either you run the day or the day runs you. Jim Rohn, 1930-2009  
  1. to fill a bath with water
This person wants to run a bath and then read in bed. Miranda July, 1974-  
  1. to be in danger of exposing oneself to something
Those who seek the truth run the risk of finding it. Isabel Allende, 1942-  
  1. to come to the end of something; to have no more
People don’t run out of dreams – people just run out of time. from ‘River of Dreams’ by Glenn Frey, 1948-2016   noun  
  1. a period of rapid leg movement
Writing is a workout, just like going for a run! Meg Cabot, 1967-  
  1. a fast trip somewhere to complete a task
Last night Allison and I took a quick run to the store to get dinner. www.benspark.com/quick-run-to-the-store.html  
  1. a fast pace
It takes a step to break into a run. Tama J. Kieves, 1961-  
  1. a place in fabric where the stitching has come undone
Lost time is like a run in a stocking. Anne Morrow Lindbergh, 1906-2001  
  1. in music, a rapid succession of notes up and down a scale in a particular pattern
It’s impossible to play a run with as much feeling as a single note. I’ve never been so much into runs as making single notes cry. Robin Trower, 1945-  
  1. a continuous period during which a live performance occupies a certain theater
A star may guarantee business, but the tradeoff is a very short run. Harold Prince, 1928-  
  1. the act of pursuing an animal for the hunt
I would feel no pleasure it being given to me, any more than a huntsman would take pleasure being made a present of a dead fox, in place of getting a run across country after it. Lady Gregory, 1852-1932  
  1. an area for the recreation of animals
The building did, however, have one thing they hadn’t seen before: a dog run. Joyce Cohen, ?- https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/08/realestate/the-all-important-dog-run.html