run to


(intr, preposition) to be sufficient formy income doesn't run to luxuries

Nearby words

  1. run the gamut,
  2. run the gauntlet,
  3. run the show,
  4. run through,
  5. run time,
  6. run to earth,
  7. run to form,
  8. run to seed,
  9. run up,
  10. run wild

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Idioms and Phrases with run to

run to


Amount to, as in The total will run to thousands of dollars. This usage employs run in the sense of “extend.” [Mid-1500s]


Lean toward, favor, as in My taste runs to chocolate desserts. [Colloquial; second half of 1800s] Also see run to earth; run to form; run to seed.

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