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run to sth

phrasal verb with run uk   us   /rʌn/ verb (present participle running, past tense ran, past participle run)
  • (SIZE)

to ​reach a ​particularamount, ​level, or ​size: The new ​encyclopediaruns to several thousand ​pages.
  • (MONEY)

to have enough ​money to ​buy something or (of an ​income, etc.) to be enough to ​buy something: I can ​lend you €1,000, but I can't ​run to more than that. My ​salary won't ​run to ​foreignholidays.
(Definition of run to sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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run to sth

phrasal verb with run uk   us   /rʌn/ verb (running, ran, run)
to ​add up to a particular ​total, especially a high ​amount: The ​cost of the ​project could ​run to $40 million.
(Definition of run to sth from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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in Chinese (Simplified) 达到…
in Chinese (Traditional) 達到…
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