Discover 30 Ways On How To Use The Word Run In English (Easy to understand Grammar Lesson)

March 3, 2018

Discover 30 Ways On How To Use The Word Run In English (Easy to understand Grammar Lesson)

 

30 ways to use the English word run from
espresso English net here's why you need
to be careful when studying lists of the
most common words in English many of
these words have multiple meanings and
uses including inside idiomatic
expressions you're going to see that in
today's lesson the basic definition of
run is to move quickly using your legs
for example the athletes are running
towards the finish line or the dog ran
after the car run is also an informal
way to say leave or go for example sorry
I can't talk now I've gotta run he had
to run to a meeting he'll be back later
run can also mean to manage or direct a
business process or operation for
example she runs a tutoring business I'm
running a special project this month
when talking about transportation run
means that a vehicle travels over a
regular route for example the bus runs
every 10 minutes run can also be used
when a machine is working for example
don't put your hand in there while the
machine is running he left the car's
engine running while he went into the
store run is also used when liquid is
flowing out for example my nose is
running I need a tissue tears ran down
her face there's no running water in the
village running water refers to the
modern system where you can turn on the
faucet in the sink and water comes out
automatically run is also used when
someone is a candidate for political
office for example Melanie is running
for state senator joe ran for president
twice and also run can be an informal
way to say cost for example repairs to
your air conditioner can run you a
couple thousand dollars
run is also used in phrasal verbs like
run into which means encounter for
example I wasn't expecting to run into
my dentist at the nightclub or we didn't
finish on time because we ran into a few
problems run over is used when a car
passes over something for example I ran
over a rabbit while driving home from
work if something runs out it means the
supply of that thing is finished and now
no more is available for example we ran
out of popcorn and I had to go buy some
more the kids have been fighting all day
and my patience is about to run out to
run something by someone means to get
that person's opinion or get their
approval for example at work you might
say this to a co-worker I have a couple
ideas I'd like to run by you now let's
look at some idiomatic expressions with
run if someone is on the run it means
they are in a hurry or they are trying
to escape from the police for example I
don't have time for hobbies because I'm
always on the run in this case it means
in a hurry with little time three
criminals escaped from prison and are
currently on the run this means trying
to escape from the police in the long
run means for a long period of time or
in the far future for example I know
it's not fun to do exercise but it's
good for you in the long run to run a
red light means to drive illegally
through a red traffic light for example
he got a ticket after running a red
light if something runs in the family
that means it's a common characteristic
in a biological family for example
mental illness seems to run in her
family to give someone a run for their
money means to compete very well against
someone who is an established expert for
example Johnson is the rain
nning gymnastics champion but I think
Smith will give him a run for his money
this year to run errands means to do the
necessary tasks of daily life outside
the house for example I ran some errands
this afternoon I went to the bank post
office and supermarket if something runs
like clockwork it means it functions
perfectly effectively and on time for
example everything was very well
organized and the conference ran like
clockwork to run out of gas or run out
of steam means to lose energy or lose
momentum for example I ran out of steam
halfway through the marathon and didn't
finish run rampant means to spread grow
or develop out of control for example
the disease is running rampant through
the countryside the adjective run of the
mill means that something is average
typical and nothing special for example
we were served a run of the mill red
wine that wasn't particularly memorable
to hit a home run means to have an
especially successful achievement for
example his first three companies failed
but he hit a home run with the fourth
one this expression comes from baseball
a home run is when a player hits the
ball so far that it actually goes out of
the field the expression the run-up
refers to the period of time leading up
to an important event for example the
competitors are all training hard in the
run-up to the tournament to run a tight
ship means to keep very strict
discipline for example the director runs
a tight ship she won't accept excuses
for sloppy mistakes run interference
means to block or handle problems on
behalf of another person for example the
author gets a lot of mail so she has a
personal assistant to run into
urines for her this expression comes
from American football where one player
might run interference meaning to block
players from the other team so that his
teammate with the ball can have a clear
path the expression have the runs means
to have diarrhea for example after I ate
some pork from a street vendor I had the
runs for a couple of days to run someone
ragged means to make the person
extremely tired by keeping them busy or
overworked for example the boss has run
the whole team ragged by expecting us to
work until midnight every day the
expression run counter to is another way
to say be in opposition to for example
his views run counter to those of his
co-workers to have a good run means to
have a period of success for example the
band had a good run in the 1990s with
several world tours and finally run the
gamut means to cover a wide range for
example her hobbies run the gamut from
stamp collecting to water skiing if
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