[ UK /ɹˈʌnɪŋ/ ]
[ US /ˈɹənɪŋ/ ]
  1. continually repeated over a period of time
    a running joke among us
  2. (of fluids) moving or issuing in a stream
    hovels without running water
    as mountain stream with freely running water
  3. (of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing
    a functional set of brakes
    in running (or working) order
  4. measured lengthwise
    cost of lumber per running foot
  5. of advancing the ball by running
    the team's running plays worked better than its pass plays
  6. executed or initiated by running
    running plays worked better than pass plays
    a running start
    took a running jump
  1. the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace
    he broke into a run
    his daily run keeps him fit
  2. the act of participating in an athletic competition involving running on a track
  3. the state of being in operation
    a running engine
  4. (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team
    the coach put great emphasis on running
    the defensive line braced to stop the run
  5. the act of administering or being in charge of something
    he has responsibility for the running of two companies at the same time
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How To Use running In A Sentence

  • The protests were going on about 1 kilometers away in the main street and some of the protesting crowd were running from tear gass used among them, towards Salehi St. The film is shot by my friend who was standing beside me. Iran Election Live-Blogging (Saturday June 20 Part II)
  • My poor Lirriper was a handsome figure of a man, with a beaming eye and a voice as mellow as a musical instrument made of honey and steel, but he had ever been a free liver being in the commercial travelling line and travelling what he called a limekiln road — “a dry road, Emma my dear,” my poor Lirriper says to me, “where I have to lay the dust with one drink or another all day long and half the night, and it wears me Emma” — and this led to his running through a good deal and might have run through the turnpike too when that dreadful horse that never would stand still for a single instant set off, but for its being night and the gate shut and consequently took his wheel, my poor Lirriper and the gig smashed to atoms and never spoke afterwards. Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings
  • At any rate, she rolled up the cuffs of her camouflage cargo pants a few times so she didn't trip if today's class required running.
  • Former Rep. Steve Pearce (R) is running to re-claim his old seat. House Democrats reserve $49 million in ad time
  • Running parallel to this tempestuous relationship is the whirlwind romance between weathergirl Hero, played by Billie Piper, and sports presenter Claude.
  • Labor economics has become virtually a branch of applied econometrics, with the usual large data sets and headless horsemen running around looking for patterns.
  • The case has offered an insight into travails he faced running the family business and securing a successor. Times, Sunday Times
  • The easiest way to support vine crops like cucumbers and tomatoes is to tie their stems to polyethylene string running from a support bar attached to ceiling hooks or from a support frame.
  • They soon added a try when one of their strong running centres burst through some ineffectual tackling to score under the posts.
  • Place under cold running water for 20 minutes.
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