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verb as in operate, drive

verb as in continue, range

verb as in attempt to be elected to public office


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RAPTOR foresees a significant drop-off from that group of five teams to the East’s four play-in squads, as well as from the play-in group to the also-rans.

Similar lower results were achieved when the researchers re-ran variations on the study two more times with two more groups of 24 babies each.

From Time

They don’t want to die as also-rans, content to wear a halo of coulda-been-a-contender nobility.

From Time

Leah Falland was on her way to the Olympics, and then came the fall and the shockIndeed, falls can turn surefire winners into also-rans.

Nvidia has been an also-ran in mobile chips but its pending $40 billion acquisition of Arm will transform it into a major player overnight if and when the deal closes.

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Indeed, some of those troops who ran away from defending Mosul were already American-trained.

And keep in mind that when Huckabee ran for president in 2008, he won the Iowa caucuses.

The sheriff charged them with truancy, and then he and his officers ran them out of town.

“When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him,” said Lott.

EURO was founded by David Duke, the ex-Klansman who ran for Louisiana governor in 1991.

Poor Squinty ran and tried to hide under the straw, for he knew the boy was talking about him.

Nearly half the regiment ran to secure their picketed horses, armed themselves in hot haste, and galloped to the gaol.

Some of those halls that Mr. Meadow Mouse mentioned ran right out beneath the surface of the garden.

They ran side by side across the yard to a roofed flight of steps that led to the printing-office.

He was holding his big head high in the air, like a giraffe, and gazing proudly about him as he ran.

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On this page you'll find 260 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ran, such as: fly, shoot, rush, travel, dash, and race.

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