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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)

"running" in American English

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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   us   /ˈrʌnɪŋ/
[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   us   /ˈrʌnɪŋ/
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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