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English definition of “run”

run

verb [L only + adj] (BECOME)    /rʌn/ (present participle running, past tense ran, past participle run)
to be or become: Differences between the two sides run deep (= are serious). The river/reservoir/well ran dry (= its supply of water finished). Supplies are running low (= there's not much left). We're beginning to run short of money/Money is beginning to run short (= there's not much left).Existing and being
(Definition of run verb (BECOME) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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