run translation English to Spanish: Cambridge Dictionary

Translation of "run" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb /ran/ ( present participle running, past tense ran /rӕn/, past participle run)
(of a person or animal) to move quickly, faster than walking
He ran down the road.
to move smoothly
circular; moverse
Trains run on rails.
(of water etc) to flow
Rivers run to the sea The tap is running.
(of a machine etc) to work or operate
funcionar, estar en marcha
The engine is running He ran the motor to see if it was working.
to organize or manage
He runs the business very efficiently.
to race
Is your horse running this afternoon?
(of buses, trains etc) to travel regularly The buses run every half hour The train is running late. to last or continue; to go on
estar/permanecer en cartel; seguir vigente (un contrato); durar
The play ran for six weeks.
to own and use, especially of cars
tener; conducir
He runs a Rolls Royce.
(of colour/color) to spread
desteñir, correrse
When I washed my new dress the colour ran.
to drive (someone); to give (someone) a lift
He ran me to the station.
to move (something)
She ran her fingers through his hair He ran his eyes over the letter.
(in certain phrases) to be or become
estar; volverse
The river ran dry My blood ran cold (= I was afraid).
runner noun a person who runs
There are five runners in this race.
the long narrow part on which a sledge etc moves
He polished the runners of the sledge an ice-skate runner.
a long stem of a plant which puts down roots.
estolón, latiguillo
running adjective of or for running
para correr
running shoes.
continuo, en directo
a running commentary on the football match.
runny adjective ( comparative runnier, superlative runniest) liquid; watery
líquido; poco hecho; que moquea
Do you like your egg yolk firm or runny? The baby has a runny nose.
runaway noun a person, animal etc that runs away
The police caught the two runaways (also adjective) a runaway horse.
run-down adjective tired or exhausted because one has worked too hard
agotado, hecho polvo, muerto de cansancio
He feels run-down.
runner-up noun a person, thing etc that is second in a race or competition
segundo (clasificado)
My friend won the prize and I was the runner-up.
runway noun a wide path from which aircraft take off and on which they land
pista (de despegue/aterrizaje)
The plane landed on the runway.
in/out of the running having (no) chance of success
(ponerse) en medio; (quitarse) del medio
She’s in the running for the job of director.
on the run escaping; running away
en fuga
He’s on the run from the police.
run across phrasal verb to meet
cruzarse con, encontrar por casualidad
I ran across an old friend.
run after phrasal verb to chase
perseguir, correr tras/detrás de
The dog ran after a cat.
run aground phrasal verb (of a ship) to become stuck on rocks etc
The cruise ship ran aground on some rocks just outside the harbour.
run along phrasal verb to go away
Run along now, children!
run away phrasal verb to escape
He ran away from school.
(with with) to steal
irse/huir con algo
He ran away with all her money.
(with with) to go too fast etc to be controlled by
huir, salir disparado
The horse ran away with him.
run down phrasal verb (of a clock, battery etc) to finish working
My watch has run down – it needs rewinding.
(of a vehicle or driver) to knock down
I was run down by a bus.
to speak badly of
criticar, hablar mal de, desacreditar
He is always running me down.
run for phrasal verb to stand for election for
presentarse (a), ser candidato (a)
He is running for president.
run for it to try to escape
intentar escapar, darse a la fuga
Quick – run for it!
run in phrasal verb to get (a new engine etc) working properly
In the old days cars needed running in.
run into phrasal verb to meet
topar con, encontrarse con
I ran into her in the street.
to crash into or collide with
chocar con
The car ran into a lamp-post.
run its course to develop or happen in the usual way
seguir su curso, evolucionar con normalidad
The fever ran its course.
run off phrasal verb to print or copy
I want 500 copies run off at once.
(with with) to steal or take away
escaparse con, llevarse
He ran off with my wife.
run out phrasal verb (of a supply) to come to an end
agotarse, acabarse
The food has run out.
(with of) to have no more
We’ve run out of money.
run over phrasal verb (of a vehicle or driver) to knock down or drive over
Don’t let the dog out of the garden or he’ll get run over.
to repeat for practice
revisar, repasar
Let’s run over the plan again.
run a temperature to have a fever
tener fiebre
She has a fever and is running a temperature.
run through phrasal verb to look at, deal with etc, one after another
He ran through their instructions.
run to phrasal verb to have enough money for
poder permitirse
We can’t run to a new car this year.
run up phrasal verb to hoist (a flag)
They ran the flag up the pole.
to make quickly or roughly
hacer de prisa
I can run up a dress in a couple of hours.
to collect up, accumulate (debts)
He ran up an enormous bill.
run wild to go out of control
descontrolarse, desmandarse; volver a su estado natural
They let their children run wild The garden was running wild.
(Definition of run from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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