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Run Noun Synonyms
series, sequence, stream, spate, string, succession, progression
Will attributed his poor showing at the tournament to a bad run of cards.

demand, call, request
Bouillon cubes seem to have enjoyed quite a run lately.

type, category, class, kind, sort
Mark seems to be a bit more refined than the usual run of guest at Lisa's parties.

stream, brook, runnel, creek, rill, rivulet, beck, burn, branch, kill
There is a small run at the bottom of the hill.

period, spate, interval, time, spell, stretch, course, engagement, booking, patch
Roger has had a run of bad luck and could use some help. The show had a long run on Broadway.

return, satisfaction, reward, recompense, compensation, requital, expiation, atonement, repayment, remuneration
Although the odds are never in your favor, you get a good run for your money at Diamond Lil's Gambling Emporium.

access, freedom, liberty
The children had the run of the house for a week while their parents were away.

go, cover, pass over, sprint, race
He ran the mile in just under four minutes.

Run Verb Synonyms
bootleg, smuggle, deal or traffic in, rustle
During Prohibition, his father ran whisky from Canada to the.

wander, rove, roam, meander, drift
Some farmers allow their animals to run free, rather than penning them up.

extend, stretch, reach, amount, add up, total up, come (up)
The balance of payments deficit is running to twice last year's figure. His bill at the restaurant last night ran to more than $200.

be in effect or force, be effective, have force or effect
This lease has another year to run.

melt, liquefy, dissolve, fuse
It was so hot that the icing on top of the cake began to melt and run down the sides.

sprint, dash, race, jog, trot
They go for a two-mile run every morning before breakfast.

keep, maintain, support, sustain, manage
It is very expensive to run a large house.

convey, transport, give (someone) a lift, drive, take, bring
Tom said he would run me home in his new car.

trip, journey, visit, drive, expedition, trek, outing, excursion, jaunt, junket, sojourn, spin, joyride
He has to make a run over to Paris for the weekend, supposedly on business.

run away or off, flee, escape, take flight, take to one's heels, bolt, decamp, make off, clear out, show a clean pair of heels, abscond, cut and run, (beat a (hasty)) retreat, retire, make a getaway, (make a) run for it, beat it, scram, skedaddle,
The minute the enemy appeared, the entire troop ran. Cavendish ran, hoping the police wouldn't catch him.

sprint, race, scamper, scurry, scud, dart, bolt, dash, flit, tear (along), scoot, scuttle, zip, whiz or whizz, gallop, jog, trot, lope, rush, hurry (up), hasten, scramble, hustle, step lively, hop (to) it, step on it, put on some speed, hie, Collo
If you run, you might catch her before she gets on the train.

pass, flow, pour, stream, flood, gush, spill, dribble, spurt, issue, move, trickle, seep, discharge, cascade, spout
You can see where the rainwater has run down this crack in the roof and into the room below.

flow, diffuse
The color ran when he washed his red underwear with some white shirts in very hot water.

operate, manage, direct, supervise, oversee, conduct, superintend, control, handle, manipulate, head, carry on, lead, regulate, take care of, look after, administer, be in charge of, coordinate
She must be a terrifically high achiever to run a huge international conglomerate like that.

route, routine, circuit, passage, trip, cycle, round, beat
I was on the Murmansk run during the war.

incur, invite, encourage, attract, be subjected to
Aren't you running a risk asking Sheila to handle your money.

unravel, come undone, ladder
My stocking ran just before I had to leave for the dance.

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