run verb (GO QUICKLY)
run for sth
run on the spot UK US run in place
- "How does she manage to run so fast at her age?" he asked in awed tones.
- They stripped naked and ran into the sea.
- "I ran all the way home," she puffed.
- People were screaming and running down the steps to escape the flames.
- She runs much faster than he does.
run verb (TRAVEL)
A bus runs (= goes on a particular route at particular times) three times a day into town. 有一趟公共汽車每天三次開往城裡。
The route/railway/road runs (= goes) across the border/into Italy/through the mountains. 這條路線／鐵道／公路穿過國界／通向義大利境內／在群山中穿行。
- A river runs along one side of the field's perimeter.
- The ring road runs around the periphery of the city centre.
- A ripple of applause ran through the crowd.
- Her words kept running through my mind.
- A deep furrow has formed in the rock, where water has run over it for centuries.
run verb (OPERATE)
The mechanic asked me to run the engine (= switch it on and allow it to work) for a minute. 修車工人讓我發動引擎轉一分鐘。
We're running (= doing) an experiment. 我們正在做一個試驗。
run a tight ship
- We must impose some kind of order on the way this office is run.
- Modification of the engine to run on lead-free fuel is fairly simple.
- Feedback from the sensors ensures that the car engine runs smoothly.
- The engineer soon got the air-conditioning running again.
- We are running below capacity because of cancelled orders.
run verb (FLOW)
I must have washed my dress at too high a temperature, because the colour has run. 我洗這件裙子時用的水肯定太熱了，因為都褪色了。
If the first layer isn't dry before you add the next one, the colours will run into each other (= mix). 如果第一層沒有幹就塗上第二層，那兩層的顔色就會滲在一起。
- The tears ran down her cheeks.
- I put my new green shirt in a hot wash and the colour ran.
- Rivulets of sweat ran down his face.
- My nose has started to run.
- I was chopping onions so my eyes were running.
run verb (BECOME)
- By this time all the wells had run dry.
- I'll stop and get some gas - we're running low.
- We're running low on milk - could you buy some more?
- Our patience ran out.
- Feelings were running high at the residents' meeting.
run verb (HOLE)
run verb (SHOW)
run verb (POLITICS)
run verb (TAKE)
run noun (GO QUICKLY)
- Jim had just been on a run and was dripping with sweat.
- The local elections can be seen as a dummy run for the national election next year.
- The escapees were recaptured after three days on the run.
- After the run they were fit to drop.
- "Do you want to join me on a ten-mile run?" "Not likely !"
run noun (TRAVEL)
The musical's London run was a disaster. 該音樂劇在倫敦的演出徹底失敗。
They're doing a run at the Cambridge Playhouse. 他們正在多瑪倉庫劇院主行連續演出。
- England's unbeaten run of ten games ended last night when they went down 4-2 to France.
- Her run of bad luck continued when she had her purse stolen.
- After a successful run on Broadway the musical is coming to the West End.
- The school run in the morning increases congestion on the roads.
- The bus broke down on its run between Brighton and London.
run noun (BUY)
run noun (SELL)
run noun (SERIES)
run noun (ORDINARY)
run noun (AREA)
run noun (POINT)
a home run 本壘打
- Pakistan declared at 350 for 7, leaving Australia to make an unlikely 5 runs an over to win.
- It isn't easy to score runs against pace bowlers.
- A single to extra cover brought him the run he needed to complete his century.
- Thorpe scored most of his runs on the leg side.
- England scored 158 runs before lunch for the loss of only one wicket.