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run definition

  1. n.
    a session or period of time spent doing something; a period of time when something happens. : The market had a good run today.
  2. tv.
    to transport contraband, alcohol, or drugs. : Harry the Horse used to run booze during prohibition.
  3. n.
    an act of transporting contraband. : Four soldiers were killed during a run.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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In addition to the idioms beginning with run, also see beat (run) one's head against the wall; cut and run; dry run; eat and run; end run; go (run) around in circles; great minds (run in the same channel); home run; in the long run; like clockwork, run; make a break (run) for; make one's blood run cold; (run) off someone's feet; on the run; still waters run deep; tight ship, run a; well's run dry. Also see under running.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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