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dead run

noun
1.
a steady run at top speed:
The centerfielder caught the ball on the dead run.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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  • All hands took hold of the sled and kept on a dead run.

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