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Translation of "run" - English-Spanish dictionary

run

verb /ran/ ( present participle running, past tense ran /rӕn/, past participle run)
(of a person or animal) to move quickly, faster than walking correr He ran down the road. to move smoothly circular; moverse Trains run on rails. (of water etc) to flow correr 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 dirigir He runs the business very efficiently. to race correr Is your horse running this afternoon? (of buses, trains etc) to travel regularly circular 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 llevar He ran me to the station. to move (something) pasar 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 corredor There are five runners in this race. the long narrow part on which a sledge etc moves patín 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. continuous 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 fugitivo 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 encallarse The cruise ship ran aground on some rocks just outside the harbour. run along phrasal verb to go away irse Run along now, children! run away phrasal verb to escape escaparse 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 pararse My watch has run down – it needs rewinding. (of a vehicle or driver) to knock down atropellar 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 rodar 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 imprimir 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 acabarse We’ve run out of money. run over phrasal verb (of a vehicle or driver) to knock down or drive over atropellar 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 repasar 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) izar 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) acumular 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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