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Idioms for run

Origin of run

before 900; (v.) Middle English rinnen, rennen, partly < Old Norse rinna, renna, partly continuing Old English rinnan; cognate with German rinnen; form run orig. past participle, later extended to present tense; (noun and adj.) derivative of the v.

OTHER WORDS FROM run

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British Dictionary definitions for run around (1 of 2)

run around

verb (intr, adverb) informal

(often foll by with) to associate habitually (with)
to behave in a fickle or promiscuous manner

noun run-around

informal deceitful or evasive treatment of a person (esp in the phrase give or get the run-around)
printing an arrangement of printed matter in which the column width is narrowed to accommodate an illustration

British Dictionary definitions for run around (2 of 2)

run
/ (rʌn) /

verb runs, running, ran or run

noun

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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Idioms and Phrases with run around (1 of 2)

run around

1

Go about hurriedly here and there, as in I have been running around all day so I want to stay home tonight and relax. [Early 1900s]

2

Also, run around with. Associate or consort with socially, as in At college she began to run around with a very liberal group. [Late 1800s]

3

Be sexually unfaithful, as in She caught him running around just once too often and finally sued for divorce. [Early 1900s]

Idioms and Phrases with run around (2 of 2)

run

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