run to

verb

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

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Idioms and Phrases with run to

run to

1

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

2

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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