Commentary: may be used metaphorically
Don't run or you'll be out of breath!
If you see this man, run!
Who are these people running around here?
She runs around telling everyone her troubles.
Just let the dogs run.
The children ran amok.
She ran ten miles that day.
He is running the marathon this year.
I just need to run to the store.
She ran to the arms of her lover.
Savage ran the ball 19 times for 112 yards with a touchdown.
The ship once again returned to sea to run the coast between New York and Savannah.
Local salmon that run the waters of the Pacific are chinook and coho.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 11, 14, 28, 29, 33, 34, 35, 37
Service runs all the way to Cranbury.
The highway from ignorance to knowledge runs both ways.
Knowledge runs deep amongst the staff.
Musical talent runs in the family.
Run the wire behind the cabinet.
The film runs five hours.
Interest rates run from five to ten percent.
Estimates for the losses in the earthquake run as high as two billion.
These dresses run small.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3, 8, 12, 17, 23, 30
She is running a relief operation in the Sudan.
They ran the tapes over and over again.
Run the dishwasher.
Our dishwaser is so quiet that I can't even hear it when it's running.
The storyline runs like a stripped down Corvette, there aren't any frills, but it has a lot of balls.
That idiot left the car running while he was inside.
I can't run Windows on this machine.
How do I run a process in the background?
The purchasing power argument runs in a slightly different manner.
You're the one that always runs the show.
I just need to run a quick errand.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4, 5, 7, 10, 19, 13, 15, 18, 21
He ran his eyes over her body.
She ran her fingers along the carved figurine.
He ran his fingers through her hair.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 22
This stretch of the Missouri runs slow and warm during the summer months.
These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to run.
He pours hot wax on all wicks, twirling them so that the wax runs evenly.
My nose is running.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6, 27, 39
We ran the ad three times.
The story ran for almost a month in the local paper.
It's a good idea to run your plan by the program director.
Show volunteers run through the show in front of members who critique the performance.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 20, 38
Who's running for treasurer this year?
He announced today that he would run for president.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 9
Rest when you are tired or are running a fever.
You run the danger of damaging your mental and physical health.
They actually run a chance of slipping into hypoglycemia.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 16
He runs with a bad crowd.
The heifers run with the bulls to produce offspring.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 32
Grandma ran drugs to support her bingo habit.
Running moonshine on the back roads was not a job for the fainthearted.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 25
Commentary: used of animals in specific domains
The handlers ran their dogs around the track.
The dogs ran the deer, and the hunters shot them.
It's not because he's a cheater, it's because he runs horses where they can win.
I run cattle on rolling hills with very little standing water.
The Fairbanks area in one of the best places in the world to run sled dogs.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 26, 31, 36
I can see heels and pearls flying, hear dresses ripping, nylons running!
If snagging happens, simply snip off the loop and the snag won't run.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 40, 41
Commentary: In actual usage, these multi-word expressions may contain additional modifiers (e.g., They ran very low on gasoline.)
RUN A RISK
When you steal, you run a risk of getting caught.
I ran across one picture recently that I reported.
He ran afoul of the law.
Fears are growing for sea life after the Exxon Valdez ran aground off Alaska.
They struck a sandbar and ran the ship aground.
Trees run along the riverbank.
The toddlers ran around the playroom.
Industry is running away with us all!
The burglars ran away before the police showed up.
Mickey Mantle, when initially joining the Yankees, ran the bases in 13 seconds flat.
I'm feeling pretty tired already, running by the Botanic Gardens.
We are running down a few tips in this case.
The water ran down.
I just ran down a yeti in my car!!? Will I be insured?
The alarm clock finally ran down.
She ran down the list as she walked through the store.
We quickly ran down our reserves.
They ran down the fugitive.
The river runs dry in the summer.
The lecture ran for three hours.
The project ran into numerous financial difficulties.
I ran into a telephone pole.
I hope to run into you again!
I'm running low on milk and flour.
The thief ran off with the cash.
He ran off with my wife.
Constant harrassment ran off the customers.
The drainage water runs off into the local stream.
I'm going to just run off a few copies.
(to decide a competition by a run-off; no examples of verb usage found)
The disease will run on unchecked.
Once he starts in on this topic, he just runs on and on.
Our supplies finally ran out.
The rain water runs out of the pipes here.
She ran out of the room with her face in her hands.
Time runs out in just five days!
I just ran out of steam.
The meetings ran over by 2 hours.
The singer Meatloaf had his head run over by a car when he was a kid.
He ran roughshod over his critics.
Service stations are running short of unleaded gasoline.
We ran through several examples.
Teenage boys can run through hundreds of dollars of groceries in just a few days.
We ran up a bar tab of two hundred dollars.
Run the flag up the mast.
She quickly ran up a skirt.
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
run_out 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
run_into 1, 2, 3, 4
run_through 1, 2
run_over 1, 2
run_up 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
run_down 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
run_on 1, 2
run_off 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
run_away 1, 2
run_aground 1, 2