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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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runningrun‧ning1 /ˈrʌnɪŋ/ ●●● S3 noun [uncountable]  1 DSOthe activity or sport of runningjogging Did you go running this morning? New facilities include a pool and a running track. running shoes2 the running of something3 be in the running/out of the running4 make (all) the running
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runningAn angry mob creates confusion and prevents the smooth running of its hunting sequence.go runningHe went running off after the boy down the tunnel, dodging people and cannoning into others.Don't let him go running amok, Bill.I shouldn't let him go running around like that.Something had scared him enough to make him go running across rooftops in the early hours of the morning.I go running to the phone..I went running up there with my brothers.My son went running to Irene's house to see what was the matter.Do you want to go running with me?We were friends, on Sunday afternoons we went running in the lower meadows.
runningrunning2 adjective [only before noun]  1 running water2 running commentary3 running total4 running battle/joke5 running sore6 in running order7 the running order8 take a running jump
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runningThe longest running rumour about the book started to spread soon after Frankfurt.
runningrunning3 adverb   three years/five times etc running
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runningSpender won the Cambridge Poetry Prize three years running.This is the fourth time running you've been late.
From Longman Business Dictionaryrunningrun‧ning1 /ˈrʌnɪŋ/ noun1the running of something the way in which an organization or system is managed or organizedHe has little say in the running of the company.2be in the running/out of the running to have some hope or no hope of winning somethingbe in the running/out of the running forTwo European aircraft builders are in the running for the contract.runningrunning2 adjective1running argument/battle/debate etc an argument etc that continues or is repeated over a long period of timethe running debate over taxes and growth2running total a total that is continually increased as new costs, amounts etc are addedWe have been keeping a running total of layoff announcements by major corporations.3in running order a machine that is in running order is working correctlyThey had failed to keep the crane in running order.4the running order the order in which the different parts of an event have been arranged to take placeThe running order had to be changed at the last minute.5running repairs small repairs that you do to a machine to keep it working