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synonyms for ran

  • dash
  • fly
  • jog
  • race
  • rush
  • shoot
  • sprint
  • travel
  • abscond
  • amble
  • barrel
  • bolt
  • bound
  • bustle
  • canter
  • career
  • course
  • dart
  • decamp
  • depart
  • escape
  • flee
  • flit
  • gallop
  • hasten
  • hie
  • hotfoot
  • hurry
  • hustle
  • lope
  • pace
  • scamper
  • scoot
  • scorch
  • scramble
  • scud
  • scurry
  • shag
  • skedaddle
  • skip
  • skitter
  • smoke
  • speed
  • spring
  • spurt
  • tear
  • trot
  • whisk
  • beat it
  • clear out
  • cut and run
  • dog it
  • go like lightning
  • leg it
  • light out
  • make a break
  • make off
  • make tracks
  • take flight
  • take off
  • tear out

antonyms for ran

MOST RELEVANT
  • remain
  • stay
  • walk
  • continue
  • dally
  • dawdle
  • delay
  • face
  • linger
  • meet
  • procrastinate
  • rest
  • slow
  • wait
  • cease
  • halt
  • obey
  • serve
  • stand
  • stop
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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How to use ran in a sentence

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.
THE WET AND WILD HISTORY OF STEEPLECHASE, OLYMPIC TRACK AND FIELD’S SPLASHIEST EVENTMATT BONESTEELJUNE 25, 2021WASHINGTON POST
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.
QUALCOMM’S OUTGOING CEO IS THE ULTIMATE TECH SURVIVORAARON PRESSMANJANUARY 6, 2021FORTUNE
Poor Squinty ran and tried to hide under the straw, for he knew the boy was talking about him.
SQUINTY THE COMICAL PIGRICHARD BARNUM
Nearly half the regiment ran to secure their picketed horses, armed themselves in hot haste, and galloped to the gaol.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
Some of those halls that Mr. Meadow Mouse mentioned ran right out beneath the surface of the garden.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
They ran side by side across the yard to a roofed flight of steps that led to the printing-office.
HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
He was holding his big head high in the air, like a giraffe, and gazing proudly about him as he ran.
DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL
This road ran north and south, and nearly in front of where he lay another road entered it, coming in from the west.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
Juan de Messa lost his head, and ran down stairs, thinking that his safety lay there.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
As soon as he was in it Squinty ran over to the trough, hoping there would be some sour milk in it.
SQUINTY THE COMICAL PIGRICHARD BARNUM
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