Meaning of RUN in English

RUN

I. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a ditch runs along/down etc sth

A muddy ditch ran along the side of the field.

a lease runs out ( also a lease expires formal ) (= it stops )

Their lease runs out in June.

a lease runs (= continues for a period of time )

The lease will run for 21 years.

a licence runs out ( also a licence expires formal ) (= it ends )

Her driver’s license had expired.

a morning coffee/run/swim (= that someone does, drinks etc in the morning )

She read the paper while drinking her morning coffee.

a play runs (= it continues to be performed )

The play ran for five months.

a river runs (= it flows in a particular direction )

the place where the river runs into the sea

a road leads/goes/runs somewhere

We turned into the road leading to the village.

a run of good/bad luck (= a series of good or bad things )

The team has had a run of bad luck lately, losing their last five games.

a running commentary (= continuous commentary while an event is happening )

The coach driver gave us a running commentary on where we were going.

a running joke (= in which people always laugh when the same situation happens, or when someone says something )

It’s a running joke in our house that my husband can never find his keys.

a running tap

Wash the cut under a running tap.

a scar runs somewhere

A scar ran from the corner of his eye to under his jawbone.

a shudder ran/passed/went through sb

A shudder ran through him at the touch of her fingers.

a tap is running (= water is flowing out of it )

I think you must have left the tap running.

an engine runs

He parked outside the bank and kept the engine running.

be running scared (= feel scared, especially because someone might catch you or defeat you )

The opposition were running scared.

be worth it in the long run

All our hard work will be worth it in the long run .

be/get/run low (on sth)

We’re running low on gas.

Stocks are getting low.

buses run (= go at regular times )

The buses run less frequently on a Sunday.

cheap to run/use/maintain etc

Gas appliances are usually cheaper to run than electric ones.

For the employer, a part-time workforce means a cheap labour supply.

chicken run

come running/flying/speeding etc

Jess came flying round the corner and banged straight into me.

day-to-day running

The manager is responsible for the day-to-day running of the hotel.

doing the school run

We hope to increase the safety of children who walk to school and cut the number of cars doing the school run .

do/run/swim a lap

Every morning she swims 50 laps in the pool.

dry run

Both the parties are treating the local elections as a dry run.

dummy run

Do a dummy run to see how long it will take.

feelings are running high (= people have strong feelings, especially of anger )

It was the last game of the season, and feelings were running high.

fun run

go/run through a checklist (= read it to see what still needs doing )

I’ll just run through the checklist one more time.

hit...home run

I didn’t think I could hit a home run .

hit/run into a snag

The grand opening hit a snag when no one could find the key.

home run

I didn’t think I could hit a home run .

imagination...run wild

Be creative – allow your imagination to run wild .

inflation is running at 3%/4% etc ( also inflation stands at 3%/4% etc ) (= used to talk about the present rate of inflation )

Inflation currently stands at 3.2%.

laugh till you cry/laugh till the tears run down your face

He leaned back in his chair and laughed till the tears ran down his face.

lay/run a cable (= put one in position somewhere )

In the 1860s the first cables were laid under the oceans.

let your imagination run wild ( also let your imagination run riot British English ) (= allow yourself to imagine many strange or wonderful things )

He uses painting as a way of letting his imagination run riot.

manage/run a farm

He manages a large dairy farm.

meet (with) opposition/run into opposition (= face opposition )

A new tax would meet a lot of opposition.

The Bill ran into opposition in the House of Lords.

milk run

passions run high (= people are very excited, angry, or upset )

The judge's decision is expected today and passions are running high.

print run

publish/carry/run an article (= print it in a newspaper or magazine )

The magazine carried an article on the dangers of being overweight.

ran full tilt

She ran full tilt into his arms.

ran headlong into

Mortimer almost ran headlong into a patrol.

ran the gamut (= included all the possibilities between two extremes )

Her feelings that day ran the gamut of emotions .

ran up a...tab

He ran up a $4000 tab in long-distance calls.

ran...marathon

Garcia ran the marathon in just under three hours.

ran...ragged (= made them do a lot of work )

He ran United’s defence ragged .

rat run

The road has become a rat run for traffic avoiding the town centre.

run a business (= manage it )

There’s plenty of advice available on how to run your own business.

run a café (= be in charge of a café )

His father ran a café in Lerwick.

run a car (= have a car and pay for the petrol, repairs etc it needs )

People on low incomes can’t afford to run a car.

run a check (= especially on something that is strange or suspicious )

You should run a virus check before downloading from the Internet.

run a club (= organize one )

My Dad helps to run the rowing club.

run a competition (= organize it )

The company is running an inventions competition with a first prize of £1,000.

run a course

The course is run by the British Council.

run a headline (= use a headline )

One tabloid paper ran the headline: ‘Disney Theme Park Found On Mars’.

run a program

You have to input this information every time you run the program.

run a race

I thought I ran a good race.

run a story (= print it or broadcast it )

There wasn't enough definite information to run the story.

run a tap (= make water flow out of it )

She stood at the sink, running the tap to get a glass of cold water.

run an empire (= be in charge of it )

She now runs a whole media empire.

run concurrently

Because his prison sentences run concurrently , he could be free in two years.

run for election ( also stand for election British English ) (= try to become elected )

If you plan to stand for election to the committee, you must be nominated by three members.

run for shelter

The residents were running for shelter from the bombing.

run free

The animals are allowed to run free in the park.

run into six figures (= be over £100,000 or $100,000 )

The final cost of the project will easily run into six figures .

run into/get into difficulties (= find yourself in a difficult situation )

Three people were rescued from a boat that had got into difficulties.

run on fuel (= use fuel as the source of power )

Will this engine run on unleaded fuel?

run on petrol

Many older vehicles have been converted to run on unleaded petrol.

run out into a road

He had to swerve when a child ran out into the road.

run out of energy (= have no more energy )

The players seemed to be running out of energy.

run out of fuel (= use all the fuel available and have none left )

The ship ran out of fuel and drifted helplessly.

run out of patience (with sb)

She was wonderful with the children, and never ran out of patience.

run out of petrol

They ran out of petrol some miles from their destination.

run rate

run software

To run the software, you will need the latest version of Windows.

run the length of sth (= exist along the whole length of something )

A long corridor ran the length of the building.

run track

The next year he didn’t run track or play football.

run up a bill (= use a lot of something so that you have a big bill to pay )

It’s easy to run up a big bill on your mobile phone.

run up debts ( also amass debts formal ) (= borrow more and more money )

At that time he was drinking a lot and running up debts.

run your fingers through sb’s hair (= touch someone’s hair in a loving way )

He ran his fingers through her smooth silky hair.

run your fingers through/over/along etc sth

She ran her fingers through his hair.

run/carry an advertisement (= print or broadcast an advertisement )

Broadcasters are no longer allowed to run cigarette advertisements.

run/govern the country (= officially control a country )

The government has the job of running the country.

run/keep a tight ship (= manage a company, organization etc strictly and effectively )

run...macro

You can run a macro to change to US spelling.

run/manage a company

Nick runs a property company.

run/manage a hotel

They run a small hotel in Cornwall.

running a fever (= has a fever )

She’s running a fever .

running costs

running errands

I seemed to spend my life running errands for people.

running gag (= a joke which is repeated )

It was a bit of a running gag in the show.

running mate

running parallel

Take the road running parallel to the main road just after the village.

running repairs (= small things that you do to something to keep it working properly )

Farm workers made their own tools and carried out their own running repairs.

running repairs

running smoothly

Donna keeps the office running smoothly .

running time

running water (= water that comes out of a system of pipes into buildings )

Only half the city’s houses had running water.

running/jogging/training etc shoes

Get yourself a good pair of running shoes if you want to take up running.

running/operating costs (= the amount it costs to run a business, a machine etc )

The new technology is cheaper and the running costs are lower.

run/operate a scheme

Parent volunteers help run the scheme.

run/operate etc at a loss (= to earn less money from something you sell than it costs you to produce it )

Two of the mines are running at a loss.

run/operate/do sth on a shoestring

The program was run on a shoestring.

run/wage/conduct a campaign (= carry out a campaign )

He ran an aggressive campaign.

sb's nose is running (= liquid is coming out )

She was crying hard and her nose was running.

sb's visa expires/runs out (= it ends )

I had 14 days to leave the country because my visa had expired.

sb’s luck runs out (= they stop having good luck )

Finally my luck ran out and they caught me.

sb’s watch is fast/runs fast (= it shows a later time )

No, it’s only 12.15 – your watch must be fast.

sb’s watch is slow/runs slow (= it shows an earlier time )

'He’s late.' 'Maybe his watch is running slow.'

school run

We hope to increase the safety of children who walk to school and cut the number of cars doing the school run .

score a goal/point/run etc

He has scored 12 goals so far this season.

shiver ran through (= went through )

A shiver ran through me.

ski run

smooth running/operation

Sarah is responsible for the smooth running of the sales department.

software/a program runs on a computer

You’ll need the appropriate software running on your computer.

sth is running low on fuel (= it does not have much fuel left )

The plane was running low on fuel.

sth takes/runs its course (= develops in the usual or natural way )

There was nothing we could do except watch the illness run its course.

sweat runs/pours somewhere

My hand was shaking and sweat was pouring off my forehead.

tears run/roll/stream down sb’s face

Oliver laughed until tears ran down his face.

test run

the school run British English (= the journey taking children to and from school each day )

She had to be back in time for the school run.

thread running through

a thread running through the film

time is running out (= there is not much time left to do something )

Doctors are looking for a suitable donor, but time is running out.

time’s running short

Come on, time’s running short !

trains run (= take people from one place to another at fixed times )

Trains run from two main London stations, Victoria and Charing Cross, every hour.

trial run

This year is something of a trial run for the new service.

up and running

There could well be a few problems before your new computer is up and running properly.

use/run/operate a system

They use a system of grades to evaluate each hospital’s performance.

We operate a booking system.

water runs

I let the cool water run down my back.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

off

There were some heart-stopping moments in the Town goalmouth, but they survived and nearly ran off with a win.

He ran off , shouting his news.

The cabby refused and grabbed him by the arm, at which point the robber pulled free and ran off .

George and Russell were talking about a white-face year-ling that had run off earlier in the summer.

Water running off the maize fields is contaminated with dieldrin, then drunk by cattle.

Cowher was screaming at him and backpedaling as the official tried to run off the field.

They ran off as fast as their legs would carry them.

Trying to run off left tackle, he collided with his own lineman.

smoothly

Once the engine is running smoothly , a backfire can be dramatic.

Tiny, energetic, imaginative, she drove advertising sales to ever-new heights and kept the business departments running smoothly .

My job as duty officer involves keeping Teesside Airport running smoothly at all times.

I am here to see that this runs smoothly for New York and New York delegation.

Yes, things were running smoothly once more.

Though they seemed to have refined the outward form of marriage, I suspected that underneath not everything ran smoothly .

Remember how the cool salad dressing ran smoothly over the crunchy lettuce.

Like every other business, it needs good management to keep it running smoothly , especially during times of change.

up

Every major road out of the centre had its tramway running up the centre of a dual carriageway.

Then the boy ran up the stairs and slammed his bedroom door.

The rat turned, ran up the rope again and disappeared.

Band members sing spontaneous and insulting ditties, needling the girls as they run up the court or in-bound the ball.

Without the enormous costs run up by the Royal Navy vessel, the Yard would have made profits of £6.5m.

Without even realizing, it runs up a payroll tax bill of $ 85, 000.

Owls were hooting in the forest when some one came running up the path and hammered on the door.

A grunt ran up and told us to crank.

■ NOUN

business

You simply buy the rights to run a known-name business .

Their entire squad consists of Mario, who runs a linen business .

A remarkable 40 percent wanted to run their own business and a quarter expected to do so.

He ran the business part time until last January.

James Stavanger, the father of the present chairman, Andrew Stavanger, ran the business between the wars.

So all I could do was try to get the property back, and with the license try to run a business .

She runs a natural therapy business in nearby Brereton Heath.

Liz decided she would work part-time in a bookstore on weekends and attend some seminars on starting and running a business .

campaign

But it's also true that opponents will be free to run and campaign .

Four years ago Mr Nader, now 66, was accused of running a lacklustre campaign .

He is seen as having run a vigorous campaign , despite a lack of resources.

The two joked about running a joint write-in campaign , then started to take the joke seriously.

He runs a clever grassroots campaign based on small contributors and free radio time.

The option of private employment aside, Vargas has been acting like some one running a campaign .

A concatenation of events particularly damaging Mrs Thatcher was subsequently compounded by errors of tactics and organisation by those running her campaign .

He ran a lackluster campaign for president in the 1992 primaries.

course

Target business to be run in ordinary course up to completion with no material changes in trading performance or net assets.

For nearly three weeks, doctors whittled at his body as the last of the burns ran their course .

Regular times or meetings on the timetable ... It should be very clear who is running the course and the methods.

A bitter national depression, born of the panic of 1893, was near to running its course .

Another attempt is being made to run an assertiveness course in the North-East.

Yet no one wanted to commit troops until ethnic cleansing and exhaustion had run their course .

The aim was to provide users with information on Microsoft Corp products and to run graduate and Masters courses in Microsoft technology.

Instead, recessions will be allowed to run their course and governments will simply wait for a recovery.

engine

To avoid this and also to facilitate starting, engines are set to run about fifteen percent rich on the ground.

A jet turbine engine may run for 40, 000 hours before being rebuilt.

Once the engine is running smoothly, a backfire can be dramatic.

By adjusting the governor, Watt could vary the steam engine to run at any rate.

The car engine continued to run despite my having the ignition key in my pocket!

If it isn't mixed properly it won't burn and the engine won't run .

Next to it stood the engine which ran it, and the engineer.

finger

Then he ran his finger round his neck and held up three fingers of his left hand.

He pushed more hair aside, ran his fingers down above his ear.

Droplets of blood ran over his fingers and dripped on to the floor.

More girls were chosen, grabbed their evening bags, ran quick fingers through their hair.

I put my hand in and tapped the rear of the little compartment, running my fingers over the surface.

He ran a mental finger down an imaginary list.

He ran his fingers over the wall.

hand

She ran a hand through her hair and glanced up at the fighters again, one arm linked through Plummer's.

When he ran his hand over it, a sprinkle of grit fell to the floor.

He ran a skeletal hand over the bristles of his hair.

Here, touch this surface while running your other hand up the inside of your thigh.

Clutching himself he crawled back to the cabinet and ran a tentative hand over the woodwork.

I took a deep breath and ran my hands along my body.

He tested the tension of each wire, and ran his hand over the timber to ensure the joinery was perfect.

Sarah touched every wall, ran her hand over the woodwork, examined the closets and looked out the windows.

length

A prickling sensation running the length of her spine told her that Rourke had made an appearance.

The loft ran the length of the house from front to back, and it was lit by two unshaded forty-watt bulbs.

The flexible rod in its back which runs the entire length of its body carries transverse bands of muscles.

A verandah ran the length of the front of the house.

Then winger Crawford Dobbin ran half the length of the pitch for the final score at the corner flag.

A long corridor ran down the length of the building with doors leading off on both sides.

I looked up and saw him clinging to a pipe that ran the length of one wall, high up.

There were four steps at each end of a loading-bay which ran the full length of the house.

mile

Aragorn can run 135 miles in three days; he lives in full vigour for 210 years, dying on his birthday.

Mike Mussina looks like an athlete, lean and fit, ready to run the mile or pitch a no-hitter.

Some of the tunnels must have run for miles , winding in and out of the channels of water that threaded everywhere.

The road runs for another mile and then terminates, at the top of a hill.

His pole was impaling her to the absolute limit, and she began panting as if she'd just run the four-minute mile .

Owen Anderson kicks off by telling you the physical changes that occur when you run 26.2 miles .

office

When the time came, one or other of the sons would come ashore to run the shipping offices .

The hand workers I know, running for union office , are being bred out of existence, even as crypto-yuppies.

The party was short of funds; and it was still being run from a tiny office with just four paid staff.

If Chicago was bombed, people would all run out of their offices to drive home.

He ran the office in Nice.

Being the manager means running my own office , using my ideas and thoughts.

Although more women than ever ran for office , there was no net change in the level of female representation.

The citizens who stepped out of the crowd and ran for office Tuesday showed they had that trait.

risk

Knowledge of a risk does not equal consent to run that risk.

He did not want to run the risk of being brushed off.

Anyone who after time purchases goods from the defendant therefore runs the risk of having them seized by the sheriff.

A girl ran every risk of being killed if she confessed.

If a council crossed an upper threshold implied by them it ran the risk of being capped.

You always run the risk that your complaints get back to your boss, but you also might get some relief.

To do so would run the risk of compromising the most vulnerable part of the operation.

In less dramatic contexts many of us already run such risks .

road

He turned into the main road that ran parallel with the unseen river.

He cycled out of 3-Wing on to the Hay-on-Wye road that ran through the camp.

It has several deep canyons incising into its southern flank, and an old road running within a few miles of it.

Oliver, who had a natural distaste for policemen, crossed the road and ran home, on the other side.

The empty road ran through thick jungle.

The road , running for much of the time parallel to the river Wharfe, was almost deserted.

The road runs for another mile and then terminates, at the top of a hill.

shop

Mary Lowther, a fruiterer who runs a shop in Skinnergate.

Soo ran out of the shop to buy food.

Probably running a repair shop by now Or somebody's fleet.

Have you noticed how every bookstore seems to run a coffee shop ?

His wife still runs a sweet shop in Buckinghamshire.

She ran the village shop , and hers was a busy life indeed.

Miss Asher also runs her own cake shop , which she opened three years ago in Chelsea.

Significantly, Chipie has run its own shops , as well as wholesaling its clothes, almost from the start.

show

Lord Hesketh had poured his own fortune into the team and it was in his nature to run the whole show .

Besides, he was running the show .

Who are we to tell them that sovereignty is an illusion and to deny them the opportunity to run their own show ?

We love the people who run the show .

In the meantime she had a business to run and a show to prepare.

Mary Ann Grabavoy and Cynthia Potter, a 1976 bronze medalist, will run the show .

The charitable organisation, the trust I am talking about happens to have four Eastern Board managers running the show .

Holzman says in a 1992 Nicholas Spark video that runs with the show .

steam

M Mitterrand, in short, has run out of steam .

The market rallied early in 1995, but then ran out of steam .

My great-grandmother preferred to begin a meal with pudding in case she ran out of steam before the last course.

His passion is to say if the constitutional model has run out of steam , change it.

They have now run out of steam .

Mr Chuan was perceived to have run out of steam .

tear

It's true when they say the tears eventually run out.

I cried till the tears all run down in my ears.

I felt tears running down my cheeks.

She hit the other one, and then sat stock-still; tears ran from her closed eyes.

When she blinked, the tears overflowed and ran back along her cheekbones to her ears, where the swaddling absorbed them.

These tears ran slowly down his face and over the hinges of his jaw, and there they rusted.

Fighting back shocked tears , she ran to the front door.

She burst into tears and ran down the hall to the kitchen.

trouble

Mr Murdoch, like Mr Gower, has a way of playing that was bound to run into trouble .

But Netanyahu could run into trouble with his Cabinet and top advisers, or other disagreements could break out among the negotiators.

It depended for its prosperity on the local slate quarries and when these ran into trouble so did the railway.

But they run into trouble when Maj.

The women's union quickly ran into trouble though.

Societies that treat their constituent members as identical pawns soon run into trouble .

Some heavily-indebted developers have run into trouble , causing problems for the finance companies that back them.

The firm ran into trouble last year after evidence of fraud was found at some of its sites.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a close run thing

Exciting Ormskirk made it two wins out of three but it was a close run thing against New Brighton.

It was a close run thing.

be firing/running on all cylinders

The latter is a book in which the author is firing on all cylinders .

This company is firing on all cylinders .

Your Reticular Activating System is firing on all cylinders , your cortex is turning somersaults.

be in (good) working/running order

Hall of Power - a range of engines and heavy machinery, most of which are in working order and operated daily.

The locomotive was in working order at the time and negotiations proceeded which resulted in transportation to Swanage as described above.

To this day the milling machinery is in working order .

Two isn't multiplicity and Castelfonte never was in running order , and now they were living in hotels.

be in the running/out of the running

be running on empty

be running short (of/on sth)

Let's go - time's running short .

Many stores are running short on bottled water.

Our supply of firewood was running short .

As we are running short of time, let me end with one area where there is a clear divide.

He was running short of petrol and that route offered him the chance to capture replenishments along the way.

He was running short of time.

Nevertheless, Baldwin felt his time was running short .

San Francisco may be running short of characters, but new communities pop up every day.

Still, time is running short .

Time was running short for Lievin.

be rushed/run off your feet

All the sales assistants are run off their feet . The shop ought to take on more staff.

It's my son's birthday party tomorrow. I've been absolutely rushed off my feet getting ready for it.

Bus managers were expecting to be rushed off their feet .

He was in livery, and told me he was rushed off his feet .

Obviously, the emergency services are run off their feet .

There had been lots of problems, and they were rushed off their feet .

We were rushed off our feet yesterday.

be/run in sb's blood

It seemed to be in his blood .

It would be in his blood in minutes.

Psychic awareness ran in my blood .

be/run/go counter to sth

A recipe would be counter to its nature.

It ran counter to the ideas most Christians had held for well over a thousand years.

It runs counter to his career-long concern with budget deficits.

They operate in a way which runs counter to the original purpose of creation.

This can apply to moral issues and anything which runs counter to the Bible's teaching.

This would run counter to the very informal information exchange that gives it meaning in this internal context.

While I did this, I was encouraging her to talk through opinions of her own that ran counter to these discussions.

get/go/run through sth

go/run around in circles

We've got to solve the problem instead of running around in circles , writing letters that never get answered.

I had a tendency to run around in circles getting more and more worked up.

She jumps up and down and runs around in circles .

That's why there are no solutions and the characters endlessly go around in circles in discussions.

go/run like clockwork

A universe that ran like clockwork also evinced design.

And if Lais and Leonore created the promised diversion the plan would go like clockwork .

Sometimes it ran like clockwork , sometimes-as I wrote at the time-it ran like the movie Clockwise.

Then we had been surprised when our ascent of the nearby Jankopiti had gone like clockwork .

Whereas Prost had been delayed as the Ferrari mechanics fiddled with the right-rear wheel, Senna's stop went like clockwork .

go/run to seed

And a production should not just be a matter of getting a good notice and leaving it to go to seed slowly.

At the same time, a drought affected the area, and heliotrope had time to grow and go to seed .

Formerly owned by Arthur Siegel, it had since gone to seed .

Mark knows he has allowed himself to go to seed a bit.

She looked middle-aged, overdressed, a show-girl gone to seed .

The rest of the College, like the theatre, seems in Paul Pry's day to have run to seed .

Their skin was as smooth as warm water, their hair as soft as a dandelion crown gone to seed .

go/run/flash etc through sb's mind

I began to wonder what might be going through her mind .

Over and over it ran through his mind .

Perhaps more mundane thoughts went through her mind .

The one occasion which was flashing through Yanto's mind at this moment involved just three of the local water babies.

The past twenty-two months flashed through my mind like film run at high speed, and suddenly I felt rather tired.

The thought ran through my mind I heard chaos outside.

This was staggering new information, and all kinds of ideas were flashing through our minds .

Who lived there and what was going through their minds ?

in running order

A nightly news programme, involving late inclusions and enforced changes in running order, is bound to be frenetic.

Keep the battery fully charged and the engine in running order.

Two isn't multiplicity and Castelfonte never was in running order, and now they were living in hotels.

in the long run/term

Arguably, however, the implications of the Manchester North-West result were to become more apparent in the long term.

But in the long run, it has proved impossible to continue down this path.

However limited its immediate effects, the ideology of Enlightened Despotism was important in the long term.

I don't know what good it did David in the long run because what it did was cost a lot of money.

It invites us to reflect on history with a slower pulse-rate, history in the longer term.

The consequences of violating this rule had always been unhappy in the long run and not infrequently in the short.

The funding to do anything, however, must in the long run derive from national resources.

Yet the saving of money, in the long run, was more important to Mowat than the saving of scenery.

in the short term/run

These measures may save some money in the short term, but we'll just end up spending more later.

Although those measures would cost money in the short term, Rep.

Even marriage into the royal family only assured such support in the short term.

Evidently not, in the short term, but in the long term Fangorn knows his race and story are sterile.

Giving sanctuary to political asylum-seekers is seldom rewarded on earth, at least in the short term.

He predicted more volatile dealings in the short run.

The vocabulary of every language is so vast that there is no way to eliminate all such hazards in the short run.

Which are the campaign promises that you believe you can deliver on in the short term?

make (all) the running

As the race started, Dettori decided to make the running .

Busy Martin Ling made the running .

Collins made the running down the left and found Slater at the back-post.

Hodkinson, encouraged by his corner, was now making all the running .

Painfully and in the open she had to make all the running .

That was precisely what women had done in the past - sit back and wait for men to make the running .

The wary fighter backs off from you and so must be encouraged to make all the running .

When this is so, a visit will always go well if they are allowed to make the running .

make sb's blood run cold

But whenever she passed the wood the tales rushed back into her mind and made her blood run cold.

Ex-inmate Tony Cohla told yesterday how the thought of ever returning to Ashworth makes his blood run cold.

He said their evidence had made his blood run cold.

run a risk

If your body temperature rises above 106 degrees, you run a great risk of getting heat stroke.

Men run a greater risk of dying from heart disease than women.

Rather than running the risks of using harmful pesticides in your garden, try using natural or organic methods of pest control.

The people who use these drugs are often unaware of the risks they are running.

As an outsider, Zhou could run a risk .

run afoul of sb/sth

Burgess' illegal use of alcohol ran afoul of the code, a point the righteous Karnaugh was quite eager to make.

Here I simply introduce them to you and describe how Iberian managers ran afoul of them. 1.

The bill signed by Leavitt attempts to ban gay student groups without running afoul of this statute.

Two men died and two boys were seriously injured as vehicles ran afoul of washed-out roads.

run amok

Troops were allowed to run amok in the villages.

But speculation about whether he had accomplices has run amok .

Don't let him go running amok , Bill.

Double-entendre lyrics run amok at this sonic strip club from hell.

I think Mum worried that I might run amok and stick my penknife straight into Katie.

No, our kids are not running amok .

The Zekes come in against the line of P-40s, one runs amok as others erupt in flames.

There were Peace Rallies in the 1960s, with stone-throwing anarchists running amok .

With Thatcher running amok through the welfare state, lobby groups are preoccupied defending what was once thought unassailable.

run around like a headless chicken

The arcade section is hideous, featuring computer-controlled players running around like headless chickens and never attempting a tackle.

run interference

Truscati's job is to run interference for troubled kids with their parents, schools, and the courts.

Even with Hilton Railey running interference , the first twenty-four hours in London were rocky indeed.

run into/hit the buffers

run out of steam

Fuel protest runs out of steam A national protest by truckers demanding cheaper fuel turned out to be a low-key affair.

His passion is to say if the constitutional model has run out of steam , change it.

Mr Chuan was perceived to have run out of steam .

The Damascus government has run out of steam after 30 years in power.

The market rallied early in 1995, but then ran out of steam .

run out the clock/kill the clock

run rife

run rings around sb

Each time the Congress met, which was roughly every six months, Boris Yeltsin ran rings around it.

For sheer cleverness she could run rings around them all.

run riot

Ann let her imagination run riot as she wrote.

Roses ran riot up the wall.

All kinds of wild ideas ran riot in my brain.

Because of her weakened state her imagination had run riot .

Boro threatened to run riot but could not provide the finishing touch.

Confusion ran riot in Ruth's heart.

In the Pilkington final two years ago, they ran riot over the Cherry and Whites.

Now, when far greater things were at stake, she had allowed her emotions to run riot .

The objects left in the churchyard were open to all manner of interpretation and imagination could run riot .

When Coleridge got on one and let his imagination run riot , he came up with Kubla Khan.

run roughshod over sb/sth

run sb close

run sb/sth to earth

He hadn't been there that morning and now she had run him to earth in the café.

run sb/sth to ground

Badminton: Hall runs Baddeley to ground .

run the gauntlet

A defendant should be required to run the gauntlet of the criminal court system only once.

As they left afterwards, they had to run the gauntlet of television cameras and reporters.

But in announcing the move Chris Dean had to run the gauntlet of press more interested in his private life.

John and all the celebrities had to run the gauntlet of gun muzzles.

So it was rather a question of running the gauntlet when passing over the Sayers' land.

Their budgets are closely controlled by Congress and any departmental legislative proposals will have to run the gauntlet of Congressional scrutiny.

They recognized that some of their objectives could be reached by administrative action without running the gauntlet of the legislative process.

Yet neither of them had to run the gauntlet of hate that Barmby has experienced.

run to fat

run wild

Football fans ran wild through the city.

Organized crime has been running wild since the collapse of the old regime.

Pam just lets here kids run wild .

She allowed her imagination to run wild .

At first they were probably running wild , with panic and fear uppermost!

Because now the workers could run wild .

Central bankers are allowing global capital to run wild .

I tell ya, our kids are running wild .

In the absence of brakes, the system runs wild .

The children run wild , in shirts and jeans.

They ran wild , but he was sure a father could correct their ways.

They run wild into the woods, filthy, skeletal and naked.

run/cast your eye over sth

A note from Mellowes instructed me to cast my eye over the draft, pronto, for inaccuracies.

Above him Cornelius ran his eye over a box of ancient cane carpet beaters.

And of course Prince also casts his eye over rock too.

He also casts his eye over the proposed law changes.

I cast my eye over the front page of the Telegraph while Anne poured the coffee.

The customs officers run their eyes over us as if we weren't there.

They've even invited Michael Heseltine, care of Spitting Image, to cast his eyes over the exhibition.

run/extend the (full) width of sth

Even the view from the big window that runs the width of her office is unadorned.

It ran the width of the ship and was full of machinery.

She led them on to a small covered terrace running the full width of the house.

The room she entered ran the width of the house, with windows at both ends.

run/go aground

More than 72,000 tonnes of crude oil spilled into the estuary after the tanker ran aground in 1996.

The beach was long, flat and shelved so gently that no normal vessel could have come ashore without running aground .

The Ecuadorean tanker Jessica started leaking diesel oil after running aground last week.

The pirate station, which ran aground last November, is using equipment and records donated by listeners.

The prosecution's case had turned primarily on the allegation that he was drunk when his ship ran aground .

Y., to Providence, ran aground Friday afternoon after the tugboat pushing it was disabled by an unexplained explosion.

run/go deep

But the main problem goes deeper and will take longer to solve.

Maude, on the other hand, had gone deep into the pluperfect, eleven generations of it.

So did it go deeper than that?

The debt goes deeper than money.

The play goes deep and inspires all sorts of questions.

The tradition of dressing up a corporate image in print runs deep at Investor Insight and its affiliates.

They can play at being still waters that run deep .

run/go dry

The reservoir ran dry during the drought.

Every available hotel room was rented out and, on some weekends, county gasoline pumps ran dry .

If the trend continues, he said, the springs will go dry .

If the valve has jammed shut, causing the feed-and-expansion tank to run dry , again turn off the water supply.

Laura McCaffrey went dry slope skiing at Calshot Activities Centre,.

Stock tanks normally brimming with water have gone dry .

The rivers, too, are beginning to run dry .

Time allowed 00:06 Read in studio A soft drinks company says its could run dry if it doesn't get enough elderflowers.

With this agreement, our families are for ever linked, even if the rivers run dry and the oceans become deserts.

run/go hell for leather

run/go/drive etc like the clappers

Little legs going like the clappers .

Male speaker Inside you are going like the clappers because you are nervous and the tension is building up.

run/hurt/fight etc like hell

I know he lost his legs first, and then his fingers-he died alone and it hurt like hell .

I remember running like hell , knowing I was being pursued and looking back for Sarah, who didn't join me.

I was able to breathe only with the utmost difficulty, and my arm hurt like hell .

Must have fought like hell to find its niche within the forest, to distinguish itself within the pack.

My forehead hurt like hell and my body was bruised all over, but no bones were broken.

Run, North, run; just run like hell .

Spring sauntered north, but he had to run like hell to keep it as his traveling companion.

We fought like hell for most of the time.

run/stretch/walk etc the (full) length of sth

A faint scar ran the length of his left cheek.

I always enjoyed walking the full length of the street to check how the other shops were faring.

I would have to walk the length of the shed to reach him.

Next door, the living room is large and beautifully proportioned, running the length of the house.

The loft ran the length of the house from front to back, and it was lit by two unshaded forty-watt bulbs.

Then Red runs the length of the court, grabs a pass, drives to the basket and sinks one.

running battle/joke

A man whose name is so synonymous with a suntan that it is a running joke in Doonesbury?

An even longer running battle was fought in the royal dockyards.

As well as his running battle with Monkou, he left stud marks on defender Richard Hall.

I was not told, when we left, that I should have to fight a running battle with four hundred horsemen.

In the resulting confrontation several hundred Mohawks armed with clubs and guns fought running battles with police.

Police and demonstrators regularly engage in running battles near Mr Suharto's home in central Jakarta.

The fighters quickly pursued them and eventually shot down every one in a running battle.

They saw graffiti on important public memorials and they saw running battles with the police.

running commentary

Attending is simply describing what the child is doing, rather like a running commentary on the activity.

Don't keep up a running commentary.

Hearing voices that keep up a running commentary in the head.

His running commentary was oft-repeated, I guess.

It becomes a running commentary from navigator to driver.

Photos of Jack were shown, each thrown up on a large screen with a running commentary.

This man provided a running commentary on the events on the screen, which were otherwise a fabulous mystery.

running sore

And Nat was like a running sore, crabby, miserable.

But finally, she would make of it an ulcer, a running sore that would never heal.

For Horace it might have been a short madness; in Frere it threatened to become a running sore.

In fact Meadowell is an Elastoplast name like Sizewell, invented in the 1970s to disguise what was already a running sore.

Such protestations ferment a running sore which breeds contempt for the authorities.

running total

Keep a running total of your expenses.

And you told me you've kept a running total in your head all the year.

The cost will simply be kept for each project as a running total entered by hand in a cost ledger.

running water

The sound of running water could be heard like faint background music.

They lived in a one-room trailer with no running water.

A sophisticated technology brought running water into private homes, public bathhouses and imperial palaces.

Although during the winter there had been no running water this had been restored at least in the centre of the town.

In addition Drake set up artificial ecologies in aquaria and in running water for artificial stream ecologies.

Somehow, over the running water, she finally heard the loud knocking on the cabin door.

The village and ashram had no running water, electricity, fans, radio, or telephone.

They have no electricity, running water or school; their church collapsed years ago.

We hike up a little more than a mile and find running water.

We were looked at with the same sense of distrust that must have greeted the first plumber who installed running water there.

still waters run deep

take a running jump

Or, as the Palace will no doubt be recommending to the duchess in due course ... take a running jump.

the running of sth

Maria helped her mother with the running of the household.

At first all criticism of the running of the war was muted and was aimed at measures rather than men.

Changez didn't seem ready to take over the running of Paradise Stores.

Chapman's revolutionary ideas extended also to the running of the national team.

Even doing the housework with Aunt Margaret satisfied her; she had a part to play in the running of the home.

Packers' shareholders have no say in the running of their team.

Relocation is bound to cause a certain amount of disruption in the running of the business.

Since Father died and Mam walked out I've had the running of this house on my shoulders.

The government mobilized troops, ostensibly to maintain order and the running of public services.

the running order

There are a few changes in the running order for the teachers' conference.

So Jonathan set the running order up and I was really pleased.

three years/five times etc running

work/drive/run yourself into the ground

But don't drive yourself into the ground .

I've already explained to you how I've worked myself into the ground setting up the interview.

I tried working myself into the ground , but I could be totally exhausted and still remember.

Mitchell and White ran themselves into the ground and Nicky Summerbee tried everything he could to get a goal.

They ran themselves into the ground , ran Chesterfield off the pitch, but they couldn't get another goal.

work/run/go like stink

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

A dog ran straight out in front of my car.

a drug counselling service that is run by ex-addicts

A stream runs along the bottom of the field.

Barkley's contract only runs through next season.

Caltrain runs commuter trains to San Jose.

Christina runs a restaurant in Houston.

Dorothy was reunited with her family after the newspaper ran her story.

Ellis has not yet announced whether or not he will run .

He kept on running until he was out in the open country.

Her dog was running after a rabbit and did not hear her calling.

How has your car been running lately?

I'm afraid the colors ran when I washed your shirt.

I've never run a marathon before.

I ran four miles Saturday, and I can tell you I was exhausted after it.

I ran screaming out of the house.

I hope these jeans don't run when I wash them.

I think I'll probably run for about 40 minutes, then come back for a shower.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

As they ran on together across the flat open plateau, Yanto explained breathlessly what he had done.

Most of the former inmates sought refuge in his abbey, and many stayed on to help run it.

Mr Elliott suffered both internal and external injuries when he was allegedly run down twice by a car at the weekend.

On my daily mail run to the Chautauqua office I feel the mountains over my shoulder stalking me.

Sedentary men, particularly those over 40, should not start a running program without a physical exam, he said.

The servant was frightened and ran away.

They ran back and found Alice had been struck dead by lighting.

We run into this problem here in Congress.

II. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

free

He's allowed the free run of the house.

For a week, producer Robert Kemp had free run of the camp, interviewing whoever he chose for as long as he chose.

general

What should we do when confronted with claims which are conspicuously at odds with the general run of experience?

Credit taken by the general run of consumers - those not in an extremity of financial need - was not specially regulated.

But the whole day had, thus far, been outside the general run , so laws no longer applied here.

The general run of shoppers would not believe that the two girls came from the same family.

good

Investors have also had a good run for their money.

This sort of angle gives an arcade machine a good run for its money!

long

In the long run , the outcome of the Delphi Chassis strike could be less important than the walkout itself.

This could clearly, however, not be sufficient in the long run .

In the long run , Begin could join forces with others in the far-right to challenge Likud.

The truth may be that in the long run , as Lincoln thought, people are not fooled.

Though the central banks wield enormous power, we should not overstate their ability to shape the economy in the long run .

short

It showed the company that Orrick was willing to make a commitment to them by losing some money in the short run .

However, in the short run , numerous factors may operate to cause changes in supply.

In the short run this approach costs more.

The problem worsens with the relentless financial pressures for immediate performance in the short run .

unbeaten

United's 3-3 draw with Luton on Tuesday stretched their unbeaten run to four games since John Beck was sacked.

The comment concerned the standard of opposition Leeds have been facing during this unbeaten run and in particular the last match.

The 24-year-old turned on the style to stretch the Crues' unbeaten run and book a Gold Cup quarter-final spot.

The scene looked set for another Bangor triumph, to continue their unbeaten run in domestic football.

Ants U/16s continued their unbeaten run with a massive 42-0 victory over Bishop Challoner.

usual

Anything of quality was exciting in those days, for the usual run of food was of a dullness today hardly comprehensible.

■ VERB

allow

Jason Boyd allowed three runs in two innings.

He has allowed two or fewer runs in seven of his last 11 starts.

Had three unsuccessful starts in the postseason, allowing 11 runs in seven innings.

He pitched the third inning and allowed two runs on four hits.

break

Dhani and Ian broke into a run , taking the high altar steps three at a time.

It was all I could do to stop myself breaking into a run .

Thorfinn spurred, and the wedge of men behind him and behind Cormac and behind Ferteth broke into a pounding run .

Bigwig turned into it and broke into a run .

end

Barnet ended a run of four straight defeats by taking a point from their home game with Plymouth.

The stalemate enabled the fallen champions to end a nine-match run of away defeats and extended Arsenal's poor home run.

Skipper Colin Jeffrey, another talented batsmen, is hoping Brigade can end their recent run of disappointing batting displays.

make

It was nice to be part of a winning side and even better to have made a few runs .

As a batsman he made 3,882 runs at a modest average, but showed himself a robust tail-ender when it mattered.

score

To score runs they had to put bat to ball - a realisation which came all too late.

He drove the third ball of the match for three and took another 41 deliveries to score his next run .

Florida scored its final two runs in the third after Sheffield led off with a high drive to deep right-center.

It took them five overs to score their first run and they were only saved from disaster by captain Allan Lamb.

After that hit by Daulton, they scored three more runs .

Rookie shortstop Jimmy Rollins, the only regular to play, tripled, singled, stole a base and scored two runs .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a close run thing

Exciting Ormskirk made it two wins out of three but it was a close run thing against New Brighton.

It was a close run thing.

be in the running/out of the running

be running on empty

be running short (of/on sth)

Let's go - time's running short .

Many stores are running short on bottled water.

Our supply of firewood was running short .

As we are running short of time, let me end with one area where there is a clear divide.

He was running short of petrol and that route offered him the chance to capture replenishments along the way.

He was running short of time.

Nevertheless, Baldwin felt his time was running short .

San Francisco may be running short of characters, but new communities pop up every day.

Still, time is running short .

Time was running short for Lievin.

be rushed/run off your feet

All the sales assistants are run off their feet . The shop ought to take on more staff.

It's my son's birthday party tomorrow. I've been absolutely rushed off my feet getting ready for it.

Bus managers were expecting to be rushed off their feet .

He was in livery, and told me he was rushed off his feet .

Obviously, the emergency services are run off their feet .

There had been lots of problems, and they were rushed off their feet .

We were rushed off our feet yesterday.

be/run in sb's blood

It seemed to be in his blood .

It would be in his blood in minutes.

Psychic awareness ran in my blood .

be/run/go counter to sth

A recipe would be counter to its nature.

It ran counter to the ideas most Christians had held for well over a thousand years.

It runs counter to his career-long concern with budget deficits.

They operate in a way which runs counter to the original purpose of creation.

This can apply to moral issues and anything which runs counter to the Bible's teaching.

This would run counter to the very informal information exchange that gives it meaning in this internal context.

While I did this, I was encouraging her to talk through opinions of her own that ran counter to these discussions.

break into a run/trot etc

Dhani and Ian broke into a run, taking the high altar steps three at a time.

He broke into a trot and the three surprised young men did likewise, aware that something must have gone wrong.

He broke into a trot as he headed up the path to the staff-cabins.

I walked briskly one block over to Cabana, the wide boulevard that parallels the beach, and broke into a trot.

It was all I could do to stop myself breaking into a run.

The animal was struggling with a loose shoe and was in no mood to break into a trot.

Without waiting to find out what it meant, she broke into a trot and hurried on round the next corner.

cut and run

We sensed that Borden could cut and run at any moment.

Its three big domestic rivals do not intend to cut and run either.

My hands felt clammy, the usual signs of old Shallot beginning to wonder whether it is time to cut and run.

No way do you feel the urge to cut and run before suffering the onslaught of hypothermia.

Potential victims never cut and run.

So they cut and run, on matters of supposed high principle.

Walker Stamp & Seal was one of the companies forced to decide whether it would cut and run or stay the course.

get/go/run through sth

go/run around in circles

We've got to solve the problem instead of running around in circles , writing letters that never get answered.

I had a tendency to run around in circles getting more and more worked up.

She jumps up and down and runs around in circles .

That's why there are no solutions and the characters endlessly go around in circles in discussions.

go/run like clockwork

A universe that ran like clockwork also evinced design.

And if Lais and Leonore created the promised diversion the plan would go like clockwork .

Sometimes it ran like clockwork , sometimes-as I wrote at the time-it ran like the movie Clockwise.

Then we had been surprised when our ascent of the nearby Jankopiti had gone like clockwork .

Whereas Prost had been delayed as the Ferrari mechanics fiddled with the right-rear wheel, Senna's stop went like clockwork .

go/run to seed

And a production should not just be a matter of getting a good notice and leaving it to go to seed slowly.

At the same time, a drought affected the area, and heliotrope had time to grow and go to seed .

Formerly owned by Arthur Siegel, it had since gone to seed .

Mark knows he has allowed himself to go to seed a bit.

She looked middle-aged, overdressed, a show-girl gone to seed .

The rest of the College, like the theatre, seems in Paul Pry's day to have run to seed .

Their skin was as smooth as warm water, their hair as soft as a dandelion crown gone to seed .

go/run/flash etc through sb's mind

I began to wonder what might be going through her mind .

Over and over it ran through his mind .

Perhaps more mundane thoughts went through her mind .

The one occasion which was flashing through Yanto's mind at this moment involved just three of the local water babies.

The past twenty-two months flashed through my mind like film run at high speed, and suddenly I felt rather tired.

The thought ran through my mind I heard chaos outside.

This was staggering new information, and all kinds of ideas were flashing through our minds .

Who lived there and what was going through their minds ?

hit the ground running

If we can hit the ground running, we'll stay ahead of the competition.

Graduates of law school hit the ground running, you see, as soon as they enter practice.

He said his Navy experience prepared him to jump into new jobs in new places and hit the ground running.

The company also could shape a well-educated, flexible pool of employment candidates who could hit the ground running.

The pressures to perform were immense and their careers were on the line: They expect me to hit the ground running.

They either hit the ground running, or the ground hits them standing still.

in running order

A nightly news programme, involving late inclusions and enforced changes in running order, is bound to be frenetic.

Keep the battery fully charged and the engine in running order.

Two isn't multiplicity and Castelfonte never was in running order, and now they were living in hotels.

in the long run/term

Arguably, however, the implications of the Manchester North-West result were to become more apparent in the long term.

But in the long run, it has proved impossible to continue down this path.

However limited its immediate effects, the ideology of Enlightened Despotism was important in the long term.

I don't know what good it did David in the long run because what it did was cost a lot of money.

It invites us to reflect on history with a slower pulse-rate, history in the longer term.

The consequences of violating this rule had always been unhappy in the long run and not infrequently in the short.

The funding to do anything, however, must in the long run derive from national resources.

Yet the saving of money, in the long run, was more important to Mowat than the saving of scenery.

in the short term/run

These measures may save some money in the short term, but we'll just end up spending more later.

Although those measures would cost money in the short term, Rep.

Even marriage into the royal family only assured such support in the short term.

Evidently not, in the short term, but in the long term Fangorn knows his race and story are sterile.

Giving sanctuary to political asylum-seekers is seldom rewarded on earth, at least in the short term.

He predicted more volatile dealings in the short run.

The vocabulary of every language is so vast that there is no way to eliminate all such hazards in the short run.

Which are the campaign promises that you believe you can deliver on in the short term?

make sb's blood run cold

But whenever she passed the wood the tales rushed back into her mind and made her blood run cold.

Ex-inmate Tony Cohla told yesterday how the thought of ever returning to Ashworth makes his blood run cold.

He said their evidence had made his blood run cold.

run afoul of sb/sth

Burgess' illegal use of alcohol ran afoul of the code, a point the righteous Karnaugh was quite eager to make.

Here I simply introduce them to you and describe how Iberian managers ran afoul of them. 1.

The bill signed by Leavitt attempts to ban gay student groups without running afoul of this statute.

Two men died and two boys were seriously injured as vehicles ran afoul of washed-out roads.

run amok

Troops were allowed to run amok in the villages.

But speculation about whether he had accomplices has run amok .

Don't let him go running amok , Bill.

Double-entendre lyrics run amok at this sonic strip club from hell.

I think Mum worried that I might run amok and stick my penknife straight into Katie.

No, our kids are not running amok .

The Zekes come in against the line of P-40s, one runs amok as others erupt in flames.

There were Peace Rallies in the 1960s, with stone-throwing anarchists running amok .

With Thatcher running amok through the welfare state, lobby groups are preoccupied defending what was once thought unassailable.

run around like a headless chicken

The arcade section is hideous, featuring computer-controlled players running around like headless chickens and never attempting a tackle.

run interference

Truscati's job is to run interference for troubled kids with their parents, schools, and the courts.

Even with Hilton Railey running interference , the first twenty-four hours in London were rocky indeed.

run into/hit the buffers

run out of steam

Fuel protest runs out of steam A national protest by truckers demanding cheaper fuel turned out to be a low-key affair.

His passion is to say if the constitutional model has run out of steam , change it.

Mr Chuan was perceived to have run out of steam .

The Damascus government has run out of steam after 30 years in power.

The market rallied early in 1995, but then ran out of steam .

run out the clock/kill the clock

run rife

run rings around sb

Each time the Congress met, which was roughly every six months, Boris Yeltsin ran rings around it.

For sheer cleverness she could run rings around them all.

run riot

Ann let her imagination run riot as she wrote.

Roses ran riot up the wall.

All kinds of wild ideas ran riot in my brain.

Because of her weakened state her imagination had run riot .

Boro threatened to run riot but could not provide the finishing touch.

Confusion ran riot in Ruth's heart.

In the Pilkington final two years ago, they ran riot over the Cherry and Whites.

Now, when far greater things were at stake, she had allowed her emotions to run riot .

The objects left in the churchyard were open to all manner of interpretation and imagination could run riot .

When Coleridge got on one and let his imagination run riot , he came up with Kubla Khan.

run roughshod over sb/sth

run sb close

run sb/sth to earth

He hadn't been there that morning and now she had run him to earth in the café.

run sb/sth to ground

Badminton: Hall runs Baddeley to ground .

run to fat

run wild

Football fans ran wild through the city.

Organized crime has been running wild since the collapse of the old regime.

Pam just lets here kids run wild .

She allowed her imagination to run wild .

At first they were probably running wild , with panic and fear uppermost!

Because now the workers could run wild .

Central bankers are allowing global capital to run wild .

I tell ya, our kids are running wild .

In the absence of brakes, the system runs wild .

The children run wild , in shirts and jeans.

They ran wild , but he was sure a father could correct their ways.

They run wild into the woods, filthy, skeletal and naked.

run/cast your eye over sth

A note from Mellowes instructed me to cast my eye over the draft, pronto, for inaccuracies.

Above him Cornelius ran his eye over a box of ancient cane carpet beaters.

And of course Prince also casts his eye over rock too.

He also casts his eye over the proposed law changes.

I cast my eye over the front page of the Telegraph while Anne poured the coffee.

The customs officers run their eyes over us as if we weren't there.

They've even invited Michael Heseltine, care of Spitting Image, to cast his eyes over the exhibition.

run/extend the (full) width of sth

Even the view from the big window that runs the width of her office is unadorned.

It ran the width of the ship and was full of machinery.

She led them on to a small covered terrace running the full width of the house.

The room she entered ran the width of the house, with windows at both ends.

run/go aground

More than 72,000 tonnes of crude oil spilled into the estuary after the tanker ran aground in 1996.

The beach was long, flat and shelved so gently that no normal vessel could have come ashore without running aground .

The Ecuadorean tanker Jessica started leaking diesel oil after running aground last week.

The pirate station, which ran aground last November, is using equipment and records donated by listeners.

The prosecution's case had turned primarily on the allegation that he was drunk when his ship ran aground .

Y., to Providence, ran aground Friday afternoon after the tugboat pushing it was disabled by an unexplained explosion.

run/go deep

But the main problem goes deeper and will take longer to solve.

Maude, on the other hand, had gone deep into the pluperfect, eleven generations of it.

So did it go deeper than that?

The debt goes deeper than money.

The play goes deep and inspires all sorts of questions.

The tradition of dressing up a corporate image in print runs deep at Investor Insight and its affiliates.

They can play at being still waters that run deep .

run/go dry

The reservoir ran dry during the drought.

Every available hotel room was rented out and, on some weekends, county gasoline pumps ran dry .

If the trend continues, he said, the springs will go dry .

If the valve has jammed shut, causing the feed-and-expansion tank to run dry , again turn off the water supply.

Laura McCaffrey went dry slope skiing at Calshot Activities Centre,.

Stock tanks normally brimming with water have gone dry .

The rivers, too, are beginning to run dry .

Time allowed 00:06 Read in studio A soft drinks company says its could run dry if it doesn't get enough elderflowers.

With this agreement, our families are for ever linked, even if the rivers run dry and the oceans become deserts.

run/go hell for leather

run/go/drive etc like the clappers

Little legs going like the clappers .

Male speaker Inside you are going like the clappers because you are nervous and the tension is building up.

run/hurt/fight etc like hell

I know he lost his legs first, and then his fingers-he died alone and it hurt like hell .

I remember running like hell , knowing I was being pursued and looking back for Sarah, who didn't join me.

I was able to breathe only with the utmost difficulty, and my arm hurt like hell .

Must have fought like hell to find its niche within the forest, to distinguish itself within the pack.

My forehead hurt like hell and my body was bruised all over, but no bones were broken.

Run, North, run; just run like hell .

Spring sauntered north, but he had to run like hell to keep it as his traveling companion.

We fought like hell for most of the time.

run/stretch/walk etc the (full) length of sth

A faint scar ran the length of his left cheek.

I always enjoyed walking the full length of the street to check how the other shops were faring.

I would have to walk the length of the shed to reach him.

Next door, the living room is large and beautifully proportioned, running the length of the house.

The loft ran the length of the house from front to back, and it was lit by two unshaded forty-watt bulbs.

Then Red runs the length of the court, grabs a pass, drives to the basket and sinks one.

running battle/joke

A man whose name is so synonymous with a suntan that it is a running joke in Doonesbury?

An even longer running battle was fought in the royal dockyards.

As well as his running battle with Monkou, he left stud marks on defender Richard Hall.

I was not told, when we left, that I should have to fight a running battle with four hundred horsemen.

In the resulting confrontation several hundred Mohawks armed with clubs and guns fought running battles with police.

Police and demonstrators regularly engage in running battles near Mr Suharto's home in central Jakarta.

The fighters quickly pursued them and eventually shot down every one in a running battle.

They saw graffiti on important public memorials and they saw running battles with the police.

running commentary

Attending is simply describing what the child is doing, rather like a running commentary on the activity.

Don't keep up a running commentary.

Hearing voices that keep up a running commentary in the head.

His running commentary was oft-repeated, I guess.

It becomes a running commentary from navigator to driver.

Photos of Jack were shown, each thrown up on a large screen with a running commentary.

This man provided a running commentary on the events on the screen, which were otherwise a fabulous mystery.

running sore

And Nat was like a running sore, crabby, miserable.

But finally, she would make of it an ulcer, a running sore that would never heal.

For Horace it might have been a short madness; in Frere it threatened to become a running sore.

In fact Meadowell is an Elastoplast name like Sizewell, invented in the 1970s to disguise what was already a running sore.

Such protestations ferment a running sore which breeds contempt for the authorities.

running total

Keep a running total of your expenses.

And you told me you've kept a running total in your head all the year.

The cost will simply be kept for each project as a running total entered by hand in a cost ledger.

running water

The sound of running water could be heard like faint background music.

They lived in a one-room trailer with no running water.

A sophisticated technology brought running water into private homes, public bathhouses and imperial palaces.

Although during the winter there had been no running water this had been restored at least in the centre of the town.

In addition Drake set up artificial ecologies in aquaria and in running water for artificial stream ecologies.

Somehow, over the running water, she finally heard the loud knocking on the cabin door.

The village and ashram had no running water, electricity, fans, radio, or telephone.

They have no electricity, running water or school; their church collapsed years ago.

We hike up a little more than a mile and find running water.

We were looked at with the same sense of distrust that must have greeted the first plumber who installed running water there.

still waters run deep

take a running jump

Or, as the Palace will no doubt be recommending to the duchess in due course ... take a running jump.

the running of sth

Maria helped her mother with the running of the household.

At first all criticism of the running of the war was muted and was aimed at measures rather than men.

Changez didn't seem ready to take over the running of Paradise Stores.

Chapman's revolutionary ideas extended also to the running of the national team.

Even doing the housework with Aunt Margaret satisfied her; she had a part to play in the running of the home.

Packers' shareholders have no say in the running of their team.

Relocation is bound to cause a certain amount of disruption in the running of the business.

Since Father died and Mam walked out I've had the running of this house on my shoulders.

The government mobilized troops, ostensibly to maintain order and the running of public services.

the running order

There are a few changes in the running order for the teachers' conference.

So Jonathan set the running order up and I was really pleased.

three years/five times etc running

work/drive/run yourself into the ground

But don't drive yourself into the ground .

I've already explained to you how I've worked myself into the ground setting up the interview.

I tried working myself into the ground , but I could be totally exhausted and still remember.

Mitchell and White ran themselves into the ground and Nicky Summerbee tried everything he could to get a goal.

They ran themselves into the ground , ran Chesterfield off the pitch, but they couldn't get another goal.

work/run/go like stink

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a 5-mile run

After his run , he took a long shower.

Both resorts offer beginner to expert runs.

Camilli scored 936 runs in 12 major-league seasons.

Dunaway is starring in a six-week run of "Master Class" in Los Angeles.

Long distance runners follow a different training programme from other athletes.

The show moves to London's West End after a month's run in Leicester's Gala Theatre.

The West Indies beat Australia by 273 runs.

They left Anchorage at nine for the forty-mile run to Matanuska.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

As a narrator, Stella gives James Joyce a run for his stream-of-consciousness money.

But in the long run the outcome of the race between food production and population growth remains too hard to call.

Cher wins the prize for longest run of success.

Countess Maud was set for a record run .

Your educated boys went at it a little more privately and gracefully, but sometimes destroyed more people in the long run .

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.