Meaning of “runny” in the English Dictionary


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uk /ˈrʌn.i/ us /ˈrʌn.i/

more liquid than usual:

The sauce looked runny so I added some more flour.

If your nose is runny, it is producing more mucus than usual, usually because you are ill:

I've got a runny nose.

(Definition of “runny” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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us /ˈrʌn·i/ infml

runny adjective (FLOW)

producing a lot of liquid, or of a substance partly liquid:

a runny nose
runny eggs

(Definition of “runny” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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