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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.

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British Dictionary definitions for run with (1 of 2)

run with

verb (intr, preposition)

to associate with habituallyrun with the pack
to proceed with or put into actionpossible for us to run with this proposal

British Dictionary definitions for run with (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 with (1 of 2)

run with

1

Also, run around with. Socialize with; see run around, def. 2.

2

Take as one's own, adopt; also, carry out enthusiastically. For example, He wanted to run with the idea and go public immediately.

3

run with the hare, hunt with the hounds. Support two opposing sides at the same time, as in He wants to increase the magazine's circulation along with its price—that's trying to run with the hare and hunt with the hounds. This expression, alluding to being both hunter and hunted at the same time, dates from the 1400s and was already a proverb in John Heywood's 1546 collection.

Idioms and Phrases with run with (2 of 2)

run

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