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English definition of “runner”

runner

noun     /ˈrʌnər/
A2 [C] someone who runs , usually in competitions: a long-distance runnerCompetitors and participants in sports and gamesOccupations and trades
drug/gun runner someone who takes drugs or guns illegally from one place to another → See also front-runnerMiscellaneous criminals
(Definition of runner noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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