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Translation of "run" - English-French dictionary

run

verb /ran/ ( present participle running, past tense ran /rӕn/, past participle run)
(of a person or animal) to move quickly, faster than walking courir He ran down the road. to move smoothly marcher, rouler Trains run on rails. (of water etc) to flow couler Rivers run to the sea The tap is running. (of a machine etc) to work or operate marcher, fonctionner The engine is running He ran the motor to see if it was working. to organize or manage diriger He runs the business very efficiently. to race courir Is your horse running this afternoon? (of buses, trains etc) to travel regularly assurer le service The buses run every half hour The train is running late. to last or continue; to go on tenir l’affiche The play ran for six weeks. to own and use, especially of cars avoir He runs a Rolls Royce. (of colour) to spread déteindre When I washed my new dress the colour ran. to drive (someone); to give (someone) a lift conduire He ran me to the station. to move (something) passer She ran her fingers through his hair He ran his eyes over the letter. (in certain phrases) to be or become devenir The river ran dry My blood ran cold (= I was afraid). runner noun a person who runs coureur/-euse There are five runners in this race. the long narrow part on which a sledge etc moves patin He polished the runners of the sledge an ice-skate runner. a long stem of a plant which puts down roots. stolon running adjective of or for running de course running shoes. continuous commentaire suivi a running commentary on the football match. runny adjective liquid; watery (trop) liquide Do you like your egg yolk firm or runny? The baby has a runny nose. runaway noun a person, animal etc that runs away fugitif/-ive The police caught the two runaways (also adjective) a runaway horse. run-down adjective tired or exhausted because one has worked too hard épuisé He feels run-down. runner-up noun a person, thing etc that is second in a race or competition second/-onde My friend won the prize and I was the runner-up. runway noun a wide path from which aircraft take off and on which they land piste (d’envol/d’atterrissage) The plane landed on the runway. in/out of the running having (no) chance of success au pas; rompre le pas She’s in the running for the job of director. on the run escaping; running away en fuite He’s on the run from the police. run across to meet rencontrer qqn par hasard I ran across an old friend. run after to chase courir après The dog ran after a cat. run aground (of a ship) to become stuck on rocks etc s’échouer The cruise ship ran aground on some rocks just outside the harbour. run along to go away se sauver Run along now, children! run away to escape s’enfuir He ran away from school. (with with) to steal s’enfuir (avec) He ran away with all her money. (with with) to go too fast etc to be controlled by s’emballer The horse ran away with him. run down (of a clock, battery etc) to finish working s’arrêter My watch has run down – it needs rewinding. (of a vehicle or driver) to knock down renverser I was run down by a bus. to speak badly of dénigrer He is always running me down. run for to stand for election for se présenter à He is running for president. run for it to try to escape se sauver Quick – run for it! run in to get (a new engine etc) working properly roder In the old days cars needed running in. run into to meet tomber sur I ran into her in the street. to crash into or collide with rentrer dans The car ran into a lamp-post. run its course to develop or happen in the usual way suivre son cours The fever ran its course. run off to print or copy tirer I want 500 copies run off at once. (with with) to steal or take away partir avec He ran off with my wife. run out (of a supply) to come to an end s’épuiser The food has run out. (with of) to have no more manquer de We’ve run out of money. run over (of a vehicle or driver) to knock down or drive over écraser Don’t let the dog out of the garden or he’ll get run over. to repeat for practice revoir Let’s run over the plan again. run a temperature to have a fever avoir (de la fièvre) She has a fever and is running a temperature. run through to look at, deal with etc, one after another parcourir He ran through their instructions. run to to have enough money for pouvoir se permettre (d’acheter) We can’t run to a new car this year. run up to hoist (a flag) hisser They ran the flag up the pole. to make quickly or roughly confectionner I can run up a dress in a couple of hours. to collect up, accumulate (debts) laisser accumuler He ran up an enormous bill. run wild to go out of control faire le fou; retourner à l’état sauvage They let their children run wild The garden was running wild.
(Definition of run from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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