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"running" in British English

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runningadjective [after noun]

uk   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   us   /ˈrʌn.ɪŋ/

running noun [U] (GOING QUICKLY)

A2 the ​activity of going ​somewherequickly on ​foot, as a ​sport or for ​pleasure: running ​shoes/​shorts

running noun [U] (OPERATION)

C2 the ​activity of ​controlling or taking ​care of something: She has ​control of the ​day-to-day running of the ​business.
(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)
Translations of “running”
in Arabic رِياضة الجَري…
in Korean 달리기…
in Portuguese corrida…
in Catalan fúting…
in Japanese 走ること, ランニング…
in Chinese (Simplified) 连续的, 持续的…
in Turkish koşu yarışı, idare, yönetim…
in Russian бег, управление, руководство…
in Chinese (Traditional) 連續的, 持續的…
in Italian (il) correre, corsa…
in Polish biegi, bieganie, prowadzenie…
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