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RUN (4)

24 / 04 / 2007

RUN (4): meaning and examples

Good morning.

Today we will finish up our series of Daily Vitamins about the verb run (correr). The meanings we have looked at so far are:

Meaning 1 (Thursday): to control and organise something, such as a business, organisation or event.

Meaning 2 (Friday): to try to be elected to an official job, position or political office.

Meaning 3 (Monday): to move along, said of liquids. If a liquid runs somewhere, it flows there.

Meaning 4 (Monday): to be operating or functioning. If a machine or engine runs or you run it, it is working.

Today's meanings are:

Meaning 5: to lead or stretch from one place to another.

Example 1:
He had a scar running down his right cheek.

Example 2:
The river runs parallel to the river.

Meaning 6: a period of something good or bad happening; a series of successes or failures.

Example 3:
My brother is having a run of very good luck. Everything he does seems to go well lately.  

Example 4:
Liverpool lost to Leeds, ending an unbeaten run of 18 games.

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