Meaning of RUNNER in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ rʌnə(r) ]
Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.
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.
The runners in a horse race are the horses taking part.
There are 18 runners in the top race of the day.
A drug runner or gun runner is someone who illegally takes drugs or guns into a country.
N-COUNT : n N
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.
Runners are thin strips of wood or metal underneath something which help it to move smoothly.
...the runners of his sled.
N-COUNT : usu pl
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
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006