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Why synonyms can be useful

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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

Hypernyms: 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

Hypernyms: locomotion, travel Definition: self-propelled movement

Synonyms: run Definition: a regular trip Usage: the ship made its run in record time

Hypernyms: 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

Hypernyms: 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

Hypernyms: 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

Hypernyms: 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

Hypernyms: 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

Hypernyms: 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

Hypernyms: 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

Hypernyms: 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

Hypernyms: 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

Hypernyms: 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

Hypernyms: 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

Hypernyms: indefinite quantity Definition: an estimated quantity

Synonyms: run Definition: unrestricted freedom to use Usage: he has the run of the house

Hypernyms: 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

Hypernyms: 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

Hypernyms: 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

Hypernyms: 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

Hypernyms: 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

Hypernyms: 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

Hypernyms: 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

Hypernyms: 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

Hypernyms: 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?

Hypernyms: 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

Hypernyms: 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!

Hypernyms: 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

Hypernyms: 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

Hypernyms: 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

Hypernyms: 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

Hypernyms: 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

Hypernyms: 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

Hypernyms: 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

Hypernyms: 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

Hypernyms: accompany Definition: go or travel along with Usage: The nurse accompanied the old lady everywhere

Synonyms: run Definition: sail before the wind

Hypernyms: 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

Hypernyms: 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

Hypernyms: 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

Hypernyms: 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

Hypernyms: 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

Hypernyms: 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

Hypernyms: trade, merchandise Definition: engage in the trade of Usage: he is merchandising telephone sets

Synonyms: run Definition: set animals loose to graze

Hypernyms: 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

Hypernyms: direct Definition: be in charge of

Synonyms: run Definition: make without a miss

Hypernyms: 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

Hypernyms: 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

Hypernyms: 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

Hypernyms: 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

Hypernyms: 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

Hypernyms: 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

Hypernyms: 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

Hypernyms: 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

Hypernyms: 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...

Hypernyms: 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

Hypernyms: 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