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come running

verb phrase

Join one in a hurry; appear immediately: Once you've asked her these questions, let her make up her own mind, and be there if she comes running (1596+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • Perhaps she would fly out of her cabin, come running along the path.

    The Rainbow Trail Zane Grey
  • She will come running to me of her own accord in the evening and tell me everything.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • And she breathed as though she had come running through the dark and was frightened.

    The Garden Party Katherine Mansfield
  • They'll smell it directly, and come running home, and then you shut the door on them.

    A Patriotic Schoolgirl Angela Brazil
  • She told me that she had seen me from a distance and that she had come running up without stopping.

    The Choice of Life Georgette Leblanc
  • I beheld Jerry, with several of my vassals, come running towards us.

    The Heroine Eaton Stannard Barrett
  • What the deuce did he come running down here for, wasting his time and my money.

    Mary Seaham, Volume 2 of 3 Elizabeth Caroline Grey
  • Ride the horse to death and tell the ambulance to come running.

    John Ermine of the Yellowstone Frederic Remington

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