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a period of time spent running, or a distance that you run [↪ jog, sprint]:
a five-mile run
She usually goes for a run before breakfast.
He was still following me, and in a panic I broke into a run.
at a run
Sarah left the house at a run.
later in the future, not immediately [↪ long-term]:
Moving to Spain will be better for you in the long run.
in the near future [↪ short-term]:
Sufficient supply, in the short run, will be a problem.
the usual type of something:
The place was very different from the normal run of street cafes.
a series of successes or failures [↪ string, streak]:
series[countable usually singular]
an unbeaten run of 19 games
run of good/bad luck
Losing my job was the start of a run of bad luck that year.
a run of defeats/victories etc
His extraordinary run of successes has been stopped.
an amount of a product produced at one time:
a limited run of 200 copies
to be trying to escape or hide, especially from the police
be on the run from
wanted criminals on the run from police
if an army or opponent is on the run, they will soon be defeated
to be very busy and continuously rushing about:
Typical of stress is this feeling of being continuously on the run.
to do something while you are on your way somewhere or doing something else:
I always seem to eat on the run these days.
to suddenly start running, in order to escape
if you have the run of a place, you are allowed to go anywhere and do anything in it:
We had the run of the house for the afternoon.
a situation in which lots of people suddenly buy a particular product [↪ rush]:
There's always a run on roses before Valentine's Day.
a situation in which lots of people sell dollars etc and the value goes down
an occasion when a lot of people take their money out of a bank at the same time
to make your opponent in a competition use all their skill and effort to defeat you:
They've given some of the top teams a run for their money this season.
to succeed in doing something successfully for a long time:
Investors have also had a good run for their money.
a continuous series of performances of a play, film etc in the same place:
His first play had a three-month run in the West End.
a journey by train, ship, truck etc made regularly between two places:
It's only a 55-minute run from London to Brighton.
the daily school run (=the journey that parents make each day taking their children to and from school) British English
a short journey in a car, for pleasure:
Let's take the car out for a run.
an enclosed area where animals such as chickens or rabbits are kept:
a chicken run
a point won in cricket or baseball:
Jones made 32 runs this afternoon.
a special area or track on a mountain for people to ski or sledge down:
a ski run
an attempt to be elected to an important position
election[countable usually singular] American English
He is preparing a run for the presidency.
a line of torn stitches in tights or stockings [= ladder British English]
in clothes[countable] American EnglishDCC
a set of notes played or sung quickly up or down a scale in a piece of music
a set of cards with numbers in a series, held by one player