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According to WordNet, the verb "run" has 41 sense(s).

202060792 be diffused; "These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to run".

202612234 occur persistently; "Musical talent runs in the family".

202719399 have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined; "She tends to be nervous before her lectures"; "These dresses run small"; "He inclined to corpulence".

202686625 cause something to pass or lead somewhere; "Run the wire behind the cabinet".

202092309 cause an animal to move fast; "run the dogs".

201641545 carry out; "run an errand".

202685951 stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point; "Service runs all the way to Cranbury"; "His knowledge doesn't go very far"; "My memory extends back to my fourth year of life"; "The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets".

201717169 cause to emit recorded audio or video; "They ran the tapes over and over again"; "I'll play you my favorite record"; "He never tires of playing that video".

201864038 travel a route regularly; "Ships ply the waters near the coast".

202720904 be affected by; be subjected to; "run a temperature"; "run a risk".

202443849 direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.; "She is running a relief operation in the Sudan".

201926311 move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time; "Don't run--you'll be out of breath"; "The children ran to the store".

202075049 flee; take to one's heels; cut and run; "If you see this man, run!"; "The burglars escaped before the police showed up".

201927447 run with the ball; in such sports as football.

202242256 deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor.

202648110 extend or continue for a certain period of time; "The film runs 5 hours".

201927747 keep company; "the heifers run with the bulls to produce offspring".

201927903 sail before the wind.

202721284 have a particular form; "the story or argument runs as follows"; "as the saying goes...".

202066939 move along, of liquids; "Water flowed into the cave"; "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi".

200444629 reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating; "melt butter"; "melt down gold"; "The wax melted in the sun".

200517529 cause to perform; "run a subject"; "run a process".

202421921 set animals loose to graze.

202525312 make without a miss.

201526290 be operating, running or functioning; "The car is still running--turn it off!".

201746359 include as the content; broadcast or publicize; "We ran the ad three times"; "This paper carries a restaurant review"; "All major networks carried the press conference".

201086103 compete in a race; "he is running the Marathon this year"; "let's race and see who gets there first".

202099829 move about freely and without restraint, or act as if running around in an uncontrolled way; "who are these people running around in the building?"; "She runs around telling everyone of her troubles"; "let the dogs run free".

200539110 progress by being changed; "The speech has to go through several more drafts"; "run through your presentation before the meeting".

201094086 run, stand, or compete for an office or a position; "Who's running for treasurer this year?".

201525666 perform as expected when applied; "The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in"; "Does this old car still run well?"; "This old radio doesn't work anymore".

200332672 become undone; "the sweater unraveled".

201143838 pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals); "Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland"; "The dogs are running deer"; "The Duke hunted in these woods".

200334803 come unraveled or undone as if by snagging; "Her nylons were running".

202647497 continue to exist; "These stories die hard"; "The legend of Elvis endures".

200549063 change from one state to another; "run amok"; "run rogue"; "run riot".

202727039 change or be different within limits; "Estimates for the losses in the earthquake range as high as $2 billion"; "Interest rates run from 5 to 10 percent"; "The instruments ranged from tuba to cymbals"; "My students range from very bright to dull".

201914947 cover by running; run a certain distance; "She ran 10 miles that day".

202563327 carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine; "Run the dishwasher"; "run a new program on the Mac"; "the computer executed the instruction".

201212230 pass over, across, or through; "He ran his eyes over her body"; "She ran her fingers along the carved figurine"; "He drew her hair through his fingers".

201926984 travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means; "Run to the store!"; "She always runs to Italy, because she has a lover there".


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