Synonyms for (noun) run

Synonyms: tally, run

Definition: a score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely

Usage: the Yankees scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th; their first tally came in the 3rd inning

Similar words: score

Definition: the act of scoring in a game or sport

Usage: the winning score came with less than a minute left to play


Synonyms: run, running

Definition: the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace

Usage: he broke into a run; his daily run keeps him fit

Similar words: locomotion, travel

Definition: self-propelled movement


Synonyms: run

Definition: a regular trip

Usage: the ship made its run in record time

Similar words: trip

Definition: a journey for some purpose (usually including the return)

Usage: he took a trip to the shopping center


Synonyms: run

Definition: a short trip

Usage: take a run into town

Similar words: trip

Definition: a journey for some purpose (usually including the return)

Usage: he took a trip to the shopping center


Synonyms: run, running, running game, running play

Definition: (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team

Usage: the defensive line braced to stop the run; the coach put great emphasis on running

Similar words: football play

Definition: (American football) a play by the offensive team


Synonyms: trial, test, run

Definition: the act of testing something

Usage: in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately; he called each flip of the coin a new trial

Similar words: endeavor, endeavour, effort, try, attempt

Definition: earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something

Usage: made an effort to cover all the reading material; wished him luck in his endeavor; she gave it a good try


Synonyms: run

Definition: an unbroken chronological sequence

Usage: the play had a long run on Broadway; the team enjoyed a brief run of victories

Similar words: succession, successiveness, chronological sequence, chronological succession, sequence

Definition: a following of one thing after another in time

Usage: the doctor saw a sequence of patients


Synonyms: discharge, outpouring, run

Definition: the pouring forth of a fluid

Similar words: flow, flowing

Definition: the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)


Synonyms: run, ladder, ravel

Definition: a row of unravelled stitches

Usage: she got a run in her stocking

Similar words: damage, impairment, harm

Definition: the occurrence of a change for the worse


Synonyms: run, foot race, footrace

Definition: a race run on foot

Usage: she broke the record for the half-mile run

Similar words: race

Definition: a contest of speed

Usage: the race is to the swift


Synonyms: political campaign, campaign, run

Definition: a race between candidates for elective office

Usage: I managed his campaign for governor; he is raising money for a Senate run

Similar words: race

Definition: any competition

Usage: the race for the presidency


Synonyms: streak, run

Definition: an unbroken series of events

Usage: had a streak of bad luck; Nicklaus had a run of birdies

Similar words: succession

Definition: a group of people or things arranged or following in order

Usage: a succession of stalls offering soft drinks; a succession of failures


Synonyms: rill, rivulet, streamlet, run, runnel

Definition: a small stream

Similar words: stream, watercourse

Definition: a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth


Synonyms: run

Definition: the production achieved during a continuous period of operation (of a machine or factory etc.)

Usage: a daily run of 100,000 gallons of paint

Similar words: indefinite quantity

Definition: an estimated quantity


Synonyms: run

Definition: unrestricted freedom to use

Usage: he has the run of the house

Similar words: liberty

Definition: freedom of choice

Usage: liberty of opinion; liberty of worship; liberty--perfect liberty--to think or feel or do just as one pleases; at liberty to choose whatever occupation one wishes


Synonyms: run

Definition: the continuous period of time during which something (a machine or a factory) operates or continues in operation

Usage: the assembly line was on a 12-hour run

Similar words: time period, period, period of time

Definition: an amount of time

Usage: a time period of 30 years; hastened the period of time of his recovery; Picasso's blue period

Synonyms for (verb) run

Synonyms: unravel, run

Definition: become undone

Usage: the sweater unraveled

Similar words: disintegrate

Definition: break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity

Usage: The material disintegrated; the group disintegrated after the leader died


Synonyms: run, ladder

Definition: come unraveled or undone as if by snagging

Usage: Her nylons were running

Similar words: separate, split up, come apart, break, fall apart

Definition: become separated into pieces or fragments

Usage: The figurine broke; The freshly baked loaf fell apart


Synonyms: melt, melt down, run

Definition: reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating

Usage: melt butter; melt down gold; The wax melted in the sun

Similar words: break up, resolve, dissolve

Definition: cause to go into a solution

Usage: The recipe says that we should dissolve a cup of sugar in two cups of water


Synonyms: run

Definition: cause to perform

Usage: run a subject; run a process

Similar words: treat, process

Definition: subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition

Usage: process cheese; process hair; treat the water so it can be drunk; treat the lawn with chemicals; treat an oil spill


Synonyms: run, move, go

Definition: progress by being changed

Usage: The speech has to go through several more drafts; run through your presentation before the meeting

Similar words: change

Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night


Synonyms: run

Definition: change from one state to another

Usage: run amok; run rogue; run riot

Similar words: become, go, get

Definition: enter or assume a certain state or condition

Usage: He became annoyed when he heard the bad news; It must be getting more serious; her face went red with anger; She went into ecstasy; Get going!


Synonyms: race, run

Definition: compete in a race

Usage: he is running the Marathon this year; let's race and see who gets there first

Similar words: contend, vie, compete

Definition: compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others


Synonyms: campaign, run

Definition: run, stand, or compete for an office or a position

Usage: Who's running for treasurer this year?

Similar words: race, run

Definition: compete in a race

Usage: he is running the Marathon this year; let's race and see who gets there first


Synonyms: track down, run, hunt, hunt down

Definition: pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals)

Usage: Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland; The dogs are running deer; The Duke hunted in these woods

Similar words: capture, catch

Definition: capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping

Usage: I caught a rabbit in the trap today


Synonyms: run

Definition: be operating, running or functioning

Usage: The car is still running--turn it off!

Similar words: operate, run, work, go, function

Definition: perform as expected when applied

Usage: The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in; Does this old car still run well?; This old radio doesn't work anymore


Synonyms: run

Definition: carry out

Usage: run an errand

Similar words: carry out, carry through, fulfil, fulfill, execute, accomplish, action

Definition: put in effect

Usage: carry out a task; execute the decision of the people; He actioned the operation


Synonyms: run, carry

Definition: include as the content; broadcast or publicize

Usage: We ran the ad three times; This paper carries a restaurant review; All major networks carried the press conference

Similar words: diffuse, disperse, disseminate, distribute, spread, pass around, broadcast, circularise, circularize, circulate, propagate

Definition: cause to become widely known

Usage: spread information; circulate a rumor; broadcast the news


Synonyms: ply, run

Definition: travel a route regularly

Usage: Ships ply the waters near the coast

Similar words: travel, trip, jaunt

Definition: make a trip for pleasure


Synonyms: run

Definition: cover by running; run a certain distance

Usage: She ran 10 miles that day

Similar words: go across, go through, pass

Definition: go across or through

Usage: We passed the point where the police car had parked; A terrible thought went through his mind


Synonyms: run

Definition: move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time

Usage: Don't run--you'll be out of breath; The children ran to the store

Similar words: zip, travel rapidly, hurry, speed

Definition: move very fast

Usage: The runner zipped past us at breakneck speed


Synonyms: run

Definition: travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means

Usage: Run to the store!; She always runs to Italy, because she has a lover there

Similar words: go, locomote, travel, move

Definition: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

Usage: How fast does your new car go?; We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus; The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect; The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell; news travelled fast


Synonyms: run

Definition: run with the ball; in such sports as football

Similar words: run

Definition: move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time

Usage: Don't run--you'll be out of breath; The children ran to the store


Synonyms: run, consort

Definition: keep company

Usage: the heifers run with the bulls to produce offspring

Similar words: accompany

Definition: go or travel along with

Usage: The nurse accompanied the old lady everywhere


Synonyms: run

Definition: sail before the wind

Similar words: sail

Definition: travel on water propelled by wind

Usage: I love sailing, especially on the open sea; the ship sails on


Synonyms: run, bleed

Definition: be diffused

Usage: These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to run

Similar words: diffuse, fan out, spread, spread out

Definition: move outward

Usage: The soldiers fanned out


Synonyms: flow, feed, course, run

Definition: move along, of liquids

Usage: Water flowed into the cave; the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi

Similar words: move

Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right


Synonyms: head for the hills, hightail it, escape, fly the coop, lam, break away, bunk, run, run away, scarper, scat, take to the woods, turn tail

Definition: flee; take to one's heels; cut and run

Usage: If you see this man, run!; The burglars escaped before the police showed up

Similar words: leave, go away, go forth

Definition: go away from a place

Usage: At what time does your train leave?; She didn't leave until midnight; The ship leaves at midnight


Synonyms: run

Definition: cause an animal to move fast

Usage: run the dogs

Similar words: displace, move

Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant


Synonyms: run

Definition: move about freely and without restraint, or act as if running around in an uncontrolled way

Usage: who are these people running around in the building?; She runs around telling everyone of her troubles; let the dogs run free

Similar words: go, locomote, travel, move

Definition: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

Usage: How fast does your new car go?; We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus; The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect; The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell; news travelled fast


Synonyms: run, black market

Definition: deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor

Similar words: trade, merchandise

Definition: engage in the trade of

Usage: he is merchandising telephone sets


Synonyms: run

Definition: set animals loose to graze

Similar words: release, liberate, loose, free, unloose, unloosen

Definition: grant freedom to; free from confinement


Synonyms: operate, run

Definition: direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.

Usage: She is running a relief operation in the Sudan

Similar words: direct

Definition: be in charge of


Synonyms: run

Definition: make without a miss

Similar words: win, succeed, bring home the bacon, come through, deliver the goods

Definition: attain success or reach a desired goal

Usage: The enterprise succeeded; We succeeded in getting tickets to the show; she struggled to overcome her handicap and won


Synonyms: run, execute

Definition: carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine

Usage: Run the dishwasher; run a new program on the Mac; the computer executed the instruction

Similar words: implement, enforce, apply

Definition: ensure observance of laws and rules

Usage: Apply the rules to everyone;


Synonyms: run

Definition: occur persistently

Usage: Musical talent runs in the family

Similar words: occur

Definition: to be found to exist

Usage: sexism occurs in many workplaces; precious stones occur in a large area in Brazil


Synonyms: prevail, persist, die hard, endure, run

Definition: continue to exist

Usage: These stories die hard; The legend of Elvis endures

Similar words: continue

Definition: exist over a prolonged period of time

Usage: The bad weather continued for two more weeks


Synonyms: run, run for

Definition: extend or continue for a certain period of time

Usage: The film runs 5 hours

Similar words: last, endure

Definition: persist for a specified period of time

Usage: The bad weather lasted for three days


Synonyms: extend, run, lead, go, pass

Definition: stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point

Usage: Service runs all the way to Cranbury; His knowledge doesn't go very far; My memory extends back to my fourth year of life; The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets

Similar words: be

Definition: occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere

Usage: Where is my umbrella? The toolshed is in the back; What is behind this behavior?


Synonyms: run, lead

Definition: cause something to pass or lead somewhere

Usage: Run the wire behind the cabinet

Similar words: make pass, pass

Definition: cause to pass

Usage: She passed around the plates


Synonyms: tend, be given, run, lean, incline

Definition: have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined

Usage: She tends to be nervous before her lectures; These dresses run small; He inclined to corpulence

Similar words: be

Definition: have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

Usage: John is rich; This is not a good answer


Synonyms: run

Definition: be affected by; be subjected to

Usage: run a temperature; run a risk

Similar words: incur

Definition: make oneself subject to; bring upon oneself; become liable to

Usage: People who smoke incur a great danger to their health


Synonyms: go, run

Definition: have a particular form

Usage: the story or argument runs as follows; as the saying goes...

Similar words: be

Definition: have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

Usage: John is rich; This is not a good answer


Synonyms: run, range

Definition: change or be different within limits

Usage: Estimates for the losses in the earthquake range as high as $2 billion; Interest rates run from 5 to 10 percent; The instruments ranged from tuba to cymbals; My students range from very bright to dull

Similar words: be

Definition: have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

Usage: John is rich; This is not a good answer