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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 particular number of regular occasions: You've been late three days running. They won the trophy for the third year 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 large household 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   /ˈrʌnɪŋ/ us  
[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.

runningnoun [U]

uk   /ˈrʌnɪŋ/ us  
the activity of managing the operation of something: the running of sth Our company places value 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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“running” in Business English

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by Colin McIntosh You could be forgiven for thinking that old-fashioned hobbies that don’t involve computers have fallen out of favour. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. If anything, the internet has made it easier for people with specialist hobbies from different corners of the world to come together to support one another

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