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(1)   The act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace
"He broke into a run"
"His daily run keeps him fit"
(2)   The act of participating in an athletic competition involving running on a track
(3)   (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team
"The defensive line braced to stop the run"
"The coach put great emphasis on running"
(4)   The act of administering or being in charge of something
"He has responsibility for the running of two companies at the same time"
(5)   The state of being in operation
"The engine is running smoothly"


  1. consecutively; in a row
    Mom's strawberry jam won the blue ribbon at the Holland County Fair three years running.


  1. The action of the verb to run.
    His running of the business leaves something to be desired.
  2. The activity of running as a form of exercise, as a sport, or for any other reason
    Running is good exercise.
    Running for their lives was all they could do after the explosion.