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"running" in British English

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runningadjective [after noun]

uk   /ˈrʌn.ɪŋ/  us   /ˈrʌn.ɪŋ/
C2 happening on a ​particularnumber of ​regularoccasions: You've been late three ​days running. They ​won the ​trophy for the thirdyear running.

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runningnoun [U]

uk   /ˈrʌn.ɪŋ/  us   /ˈrʌn.ɪŋ/
(Definition of running from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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runningnoun [U]

 us   /ˈrʌn·ɪŋ/
  • running noun [U] (OPERATE)

the ​management or ​operation of something: The running of a ​largehousehold is not ​easy.
(Definition of running from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"running" in Business English

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runningadjective

uk   us   /ˈrʌnɪŋ/
[before noun] happening continuously without ​interruption: a running ​battle/argument/​dispute The ​newssite 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 ​unemploymentrate for several months running.

runningnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈrʌnɪŋ/
the ​activity of ​managing the ​operation of something: the running of sth Our ​companyplacesvalue on things that go beyond the running of the ​business. She is in ​charge of the day-to-day running of the ​department.
in the running (for sth)
being considered as one of the possible choices for something: The ​land is one of six ​sites nationally in the running for the $11.5 million ​project. A new ​CEO will be ​hired, and Martyn is one of several ​executives in the running.
(Definition of running from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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