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English definition of “run sth by sb”

run sth by sb

phrasal verb with run
 
 
/rʌn/ verb (present participle running, past tense ran, past participle run)
to tell someone about something so that they can give their opinion about it: Can I run something by you, Sam?Announcing, informing and stating
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