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Idioms about run

Origin of run

First recorded before 900; (verb) Middle English rinnen, rennen, partly from Old Norse rinna, renna, partly continuing Old English rinnan; cognate with German rinnen; the form run, originally the past participle, was later extended to present tense; the noun and adjective are derivative of the verb

OTHER WORDS FROM run

run·na·ble, adjectiverun·na·bil·i·ty, nounnon·run, adjectivewell-run, adjective
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How to use run in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for run

run
/ (rʌn) /

verb runs, running, ran or run
noun
See also runabout, run across, run after, run along, run around, run away, run down, run in, run into, run off, run on, run out, run over, run through, run to, run up, run with

Word Origin for run

Old English runnen, past participle of (ge) rinnan; related to Old Frisian, Old Norse rinna, Old Saxon, Gothic, Old High German rinnan
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Other Idioms and Phrases with run

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