Übersetzung von “run” — Englisch–Spanisch Wörterbuch


verb uk /rʌn/ us /rʌn/ present participle running, past tense ran, past participle run

A1 to move on your feet at a faster speed than walking

He can run very fast.
I run about three miles every morning.

B1 to organize or control something

She ran her own restaurant for five years.

If trains or buses are running, they are available to travel on.

The buses only run until 11 p.m.

If liquid runs somewhere, it flows.

Tears ran down her face.

If a piece of equipment is running, it is switched on and working.

The engine is running more smoothly now.
noun uk /rʌn/ us /rʌn/

B1 the act of moving on your feet at a speed faster than walking

I think I’ll go for a run.

in cricket or baseball, a single point

to score a run
They lost by two runs.

(Übersetzung von “run” aus dem Cambridge Englisch–Spanisch Wörterbuch © Cambridge University Press)


verb /ran/ (present participle running, past tense ran /rӕn/, past participle run)

(of a person or animal) to move quickly, faster than walking

He ran down the road.

to move smoothly

circular; moverse
Trains run on rails.

(of water etc) to flow

Rivers run to the sea
The tap is running.

(of a machine etc) to work or operate

funcionar, estar en marcha
The engine is running
He ran the motor to see if it was working.

to organize or manage

He runs the business very efficiently.

to race


(of buses, trains etc) to travel regularly

The buses run every half hour
The train is running late.

to last or continue; to go on

estar/permanecer en cartel; seguir vigente (un contrato); durar
The play ran for six weeks.

to own and use, especially of cars

tener; conducir
He runs a Rolls Royce.

(of colour/color) to spread

desteñir, correrse
When I washed my new dress the colour ran.

to drive (someone); to give (someone) a lift

He ran me to the station.

to move (something)

She ran her fingers through his hair
He ran his eyes over the letter.

(in certain phrases) to be or become

estar; volverse
The river ran dry
My blood ran cold (= I was afraid).
runner noun

a person who runs

There are five runners in this race.

the long narrow part on which a sledge etc moves

He polished the runners of the sledge
an ice-skate runner.

a long stem of a plant which puts down roots.

estolón, latiguillo
running adjective

of or for running

para correr
running shoes.


continuo, en directo
a running commentary on the football match.
runny adjective (comparative runnier, superlative runniest)

liquid; watery

líquido; poco hecho; que moquea
Do you like your egg yolk firm or runny?
The baby has a runny nose.
runaway noun

a person, animal etc that runs away

The police caught the two runaways
(also adjective) a runaway horse.
run-down adjective

tired or exhausted because one has worked too hard

agotado, hecho polvo, muerto de cansancio
He feels run-down.
runner-up noun

a person, thing etc that is second in a race or competition

segundo (clasificado)
My friend won the prize and I was the runner-up.
runway noun

a wide path from which aircraft take off and on which they land

pista (de despegue/aterrizaje)
The plane landed on the runway.
in/out of the running

having (no) chance of success

(ponerse) en medio; (quitarse) del medio
She’s in the running for the job of director.
on the run

escaping; running away

en fuga
He’s on the run from the police.
run across phrasal verb

to meet

cruzarse con, encontrar por casualidad
I ran across an old friend.
run after phrasal verb

to chase

perseguir, correr tras/detrás de
The dog ran after a cat.
run aground phrasal verb

(of a ship) to become stuck on rocks etc

The cruise ship ran aground on some rocks just outside the harbour.
run along phrasal verb

to go away

Run along now, children!
run away phrasal verb

to escape

He ran away from school.

(with with) to steal

irse/huir con algo
He ran away with all her money.

(with with) to go too fast etc to be controlled by

huir, salir disparado
The horse ran away with him.
run down phrasal verb

(of a clock, battery etc) to finish working

My watch has run down – it needs rewinding.

(of a vehicle or driver) to knock down

I was run down by a bus.

to speak badly of

criticar, hablar mal de, desacreditar
He is always running me down.
run for phrasal verb

to stand for election for

presentarse (a), ser candidato (a)
He is running for president.
run for it

to try to escape

intentar escapar, darse a la fuga
Quick – run for it!
run in phrasal verb

to get (a new engine etc) working properly

In the old days cars needed running in.
run into phrasal verb

to meet

topar con, encontrarse con
I ran into her in the street.

to crash into or collide with

chocar con
The car ran into a lamp-post.
run its course

to develop or happen in the usual way

seguir su curso, evolucionar con normalidad
The fever ran its course.
run off phrasal verb

to print or copy

I want 500 copies run off at once.

(with with) to steal or take away

escaparse con, llevarse
He ran off with my wife.
run out phrasal verb

(of a supply) to come to an end

agotarse, acabarse
The food has run out.

(with of) to have no more

We’ve run out of money.
run over phrasal verb

(of a vehicle or driver) to knock down or drive over

Don’t let the dog out of the garden or he’ll get run over.

to repeat for practice

revisar, repasar
Let’s run over the plan again.
run a temperature

to have a fever

tener fiebre
She has a fever and is running a temperature.
run through phrasal verb

to look at, deal with etc, one after another

He ran through their instructions.
run to phrasal verb

to have enough money for

poder permitirse
We can’t run to a new car this year.
run up phrasal verb

to hoist (a flag)

They ran the flag up the pole.

to make quickly or roughly

hacer de prisa
I can run up a dress in a couple of hours.

to collect up, accumulate (debts)

He ran up an enormous bill.
run wild

to go out of control

descontrolarse, desmandarse; volver a su estado natural
They let their children run wild
The garden was running wild.

(Übersetzung von “run” aus dem PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)