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running - Dictionary definition and meaning for word running

Definition
(noun) (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team
Synonyms : run , running game , running play
Example Sentence
  • the defensive line braced to stop the run
  • the coach put great emphasis on running

Definition
(noun) the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace
Synonyms : run
Example Sentence
  • he broke into a run
  • his daily run keeps him fit

Definition
(noun) the state of being in operation
Example Sentence
  • the engine is running smoothly

Definition
(noun) the act of administering or being in charge of something
Example Sentence
  • he has responsibility for the running of two companies at the same time

Definition
(noun) the act of participating in an athletic competition involving running on a track
Synonyms : track

Definition
(adj) (of fluids) moving or issuing in a stream
Example Sentence
  • as mountain stream with freely running water
  • hovels without running water

Definition
(adj) continually repeated over a period of time
Example Sentence
  • a running joke among us

Definition
(adj) of advancing the ball by running
Example Sentence
  • the team's running plays worked better than its pass plays

Definition
(adj) executed or initiated by running
Example Sentence
  • running plays worked better than pass plays
  • took a running jump
  • a running start

Definition
(adj) measured lengthwise
Synonyms : linear
Example Sentence
  • cost of lumber per running foot

Definition
(adj) (of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing
Synonyms : functional , operative , working
Example Sentence
  • in running (or working) order
  • a functional set of brakes

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