Meaning of RUNNER in English

RUNNER

■ noun

1》 a person or animal that runs.

↘a horse that runs in a particular race.

↘a messenger, collector, or agent for a bank, bookmaker, or similar.

↘an orderly in the army.

2》 a vehicle or machine that runs in a satisfactory or specified way.

↘ Brit. informal an idea that has a chance of being accepted.

3》 a rod, groove, or blade on which something slides.

↘a roller for moving a heavy article.

↘a ring capable of sliding or being drawn along a strap or rod.

↘ Nautical a rope in a single block with one end round a tackle block and the other having a hook.

4》 a shoot which grows along the ground and can take root at points along its length.

↘a climbing plant, or one that spreads by means of ~s.

5》 a long, narrow rug or strip of carpet.

6》 used in names of fast-swimming fish of the jack family, e.g. rainbow ~ .

Phrases

do a ~ Brit. informal leave hastily, in order to escape or avoid something.

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