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running

[ ruhn-ing ]
/ ˈrʌn ɪŋ /
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noun
adjective
adverb
in succession; consecutively: He slept badly for three nights running.
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Idioms about running

    in the running,
    1. participating or entered as a competitor.
    2. under consideration as a candidate or possible choice: Who is still in the running for the directorship?
    3. among the winners or those making a good showing.
    out of the running,
    1. not competing in a contest or race.
    2. not among the winners or runners-up in a contest or race: to finish out of the running.

Origin of running

Middle English word dating back to 1150–1200; see origin at run, -ing1, -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM running

well-running, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for running

running
/ (ˈrʌnɪŋ) /

adjective
noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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