Meaning of RUNNER in English

RUNNER

transcription, транскрипция: [ rʌnə(r) ]

( runners)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

A runner is a person who runs, especially for sport or pleasure.

...a marathon runner...

I am a very keen runner and am out training most days.

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2.

The runners in a horse race are the horses taking part.

There are 18 runners in the top race of the day.

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3.

A drug runner or gun runner is someone who illegally takes drugs or guns into a country.

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4.

Someone who is a runner for a particular person or company is employed to take messages, collect money, or do other small tasks for them.

...a bookie’s runner.

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5.

Runners are thin strips of wood or metal underneath something which help it to move smoothly.

...the runners of his sled.

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6.

If someone does a runner , they leave a place in a hurry, for example in order to escape arrest or to avoid paying for something. ( BRIT INFORMAL )

At this point, the accountant did a runner–with all my bank statements, expenses and receipts.

= do a bunk

PHRASE : V inflects

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