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English definition of “running”

running

adjective [after noun] uk   /ˈrʌn.ɪŋ/ us  
C2 happening on a particular number of regular occasions: You've been late three days running. They won the trophy for the third year running.

running

noun [U] uk   /ˈrʌn.ɪŋ/ us  

running noun [U] (GOING QUICKLY)

A2 the activity of going somewhere quickly on foot, as a sport or for pleasure: running shoes/shorts

running noun [U] (OPERATION)

C2 the activity of controlling or taking care of something: She has control of the day-to-day running of the business.
(Definition of running from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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