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running

adjective
 
 
/ˈrʌnɪŋ/
[before noun] happening continuously without interruption: a running battle/argument/dispute The news site has kept up a running commentary on the state of the county's debt.
two years/six weeks/eight days, etc. running happening for two years, six weeks, eight days, etc. without interruption: Sales have been up three years running. We have seen a rise in the unemployment rate for several months running.
Translations of “running”
in Chinese (Traditional) 連續的, 持續的…
in Russian непрерывный, постоянный…
in Turkish uzun süre devam eden, süregelen, sürekli…
in Chinese (Simplified) 连续的, 持续的…
in Polish nieustający…
(Definition of running adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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