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runner

noun
     
Related topics: House, Outdoor, Sport, Other Sports, Plants
run‧ner [countable]
1DSO someone who runs for sport or pleasure [↪ jogger]:
a long-distance runner
a marathon runner
2 a horse that runs in a race:
The runners and riders appear in Friday's Racing Post.
3

do a runner

British English informal to leave somewhere quickly in order to avoid paying for something or having to meet someone:
By the time the police got there, the boys had done a runner.
4DSODLO one of the two thin pieces of metal under a sledge, or the single piece of metal under a skate
5DHH the bar of wood or metal that a drawer or curtain slides along
6 technicalHBP a stem on a plant that grows along the ground and then puts down roots to form a new plant
7DHH a long narrow piece of cloth or carpet

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