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RUN (2)

20 / 04 / 2007

RUN (2): meaning and examples

Good morning.

Today we look at another use of the verb to run.

Today's meaning of run is: to try to be elected to an official job, position or political office. This is especially common in American English

Example 1:  
How many candidates are running for office in the next elections?

We can also use the verb to stand in this context, which is more common in standard UK English.

Example 2:
He stood for parliament, but lost the election.

Example 3:
Bill Clinton ran for president a second time in 1996.

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