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English definition of “run”

run

verb [I/T] (TRAVEL/GO)   /rʌn/ (present participle running, past tense ran  /ræn/, past participle run)
to travel or go, to move something, or to be positioned in a particular way: [I] The bus runs three times a day between here and Albuquerque. [I] I’m going to run down to the bank to cash my check. [I] Trains are running twenty minutes late because of the weather. [I] The car skidded on the ice and ran off the road. [I] A shiver of fear ran through her. [T] John said he’d run me back to school (= take me there in his car). [I] A deep creek runs through the property. [I] The road runs along the coast. If you run your finger or hand over something, you move it quickly: [T] She ran her fingers along the edge of the desk. If you run something through your hair, you move it quickly and easily: [T] He ran a comb through his hair. If a driver or a vehicle runs a sign or signal to stop, the vehicle continues without stopping: [T] Our taxi ran a red light and a truck rammed us in the side.
(Definition of run verb (TRAVEL/GO) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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