Definition for run

noun as in fast moving on foot

noun as in journey

Strongest matches

drive, outing, ride, round, tour, trip

Strong matches

excursion, jaunt, lift, spin, travel

Weak match

joy ride

verb as in move rapidly, flowingly

verb as in operate, drive

verb as in manage, supervise

verb as in continue, range

verb as in attempt to be elected to public office

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Example Sentences

McSally ran for Senate in 2018 but lost to Democrat Kyrsten Sinema.

He unsuccessfully ran for the Republican presidential nomination during the 2016 election cycle.

New York food impresario Tom Colicchio got into all of our living rooms with his 17-season run as the head judge on Top Chef.

From Ozy

While Fraser is not the first woman to run one of the country’s top 20 banks—KeyCorp’s Beth Mooney, who retired in May, broke that ceiling—she is the first to run one of Citigroup’s size.

From Fortune

With a massive influx of Israeli tourism expected now that commercial flights are running, many are expecting the demand for kosher food to grow.

From Ozy

As this list shows, punishments typically run to a short-ish jail sentence and/or a moderately hefty fine.

Everybody is trapped in an elevator together and tempers run a little hot.

Using standard methods, the cost of printing DNA could run upwards of a billion dollars or more, depending on the strand.

Should lightning strike and Hillary Clinton forgoes a presidential run, Democrats have a nominee in waiting.

The decision not to run the cartoons is motivated by nothing more than fear: either fear of offending or fear of retaliation.

Do not the widow's tears run down the cheek, and her cry against him that causeth them to fall?

A few, very few, little dots had run back over that green patch—the others had passed down into the world of darkness.

But if what I told him were true, he was still at a loss how a kingdom could run out of its estate like a private person.

The controlling leaders being out of gear the machine did not run smoothly: there was nothing but friction and tension.

When these last words of his were interpreted to her, she started, made as if she would run after him, but checked herself.


On this page you'll find 530 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to run, such as: break, race, rush, spurt, amble, and bound.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.