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English definition of “run”

run

verb [I] (POLITICS)    /rʌn/ (present participle running, past tense ran, past participle run)
to compete as a candidate in an election: Mrs Thatcher wanted to run a fourth time. He's going to run against Smith/for president/for re-election.Elections
(Definition of run verb (POLITICS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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