Translation of run in Spanish:

run

correr, v.

Pronunciation /rən//rʌn/

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (literally: to move fast)
    correr
    I had to run for the train tuve que correr para no perder el tren
    • she ran to meet them corrió a su encuentro
    • I heard the sound of running feet oí a alguien que corría
    • to run across the street cruzar la calle corriendo
    • she ran back to the house for her gloves volvió a la casa corriendo a buscar los guantes
    • he ran downstairs/indoors bajó/entró corriendo
    • they ran out into the yard salieron al patio corriendo
    • run for your lives! ¡sálvese quien pueda!
    • to run for cover correr a ponerse a cubierto
    • The girl then ran along Keighley Road and crossed over the road, bumping into an elderly man.
    • As she ran into the house, she collided with a young man, sending them both sprawling on to the ground.
    • Desperate to escape, the intruder pushed his victim to the floor and ran off.
    • She ran down the street shouting for help after her son Jordan stopped breathing and turned blue.
    • Ryan got out of the car and ran towards the school.
    • Jobs used to be more physical and kids walked to school and ran about outside rather than playing on computers.
    • She heard footsteps coming towards her and she turned and ran to her room.
    • He saw a man run towards the car which drove at him forcing him to move sharply out of the way.
    • Tessa sticks her tongue out and runs toward her brother, giggling.
    • I left the car door wide open and ran into the house without knocking.
    • I was kinda nervous that they would run after us but they didn't.
    • She quickly opened her door and ran down the steps.
    • He then pushed her down and grabbed her handbag and ran off towards Duckworth Lane.
    • He rushed downstairs in his bare feet and ran outside on to the snowy street.
    • He and a fellow canoeist were found after the alarm was raised by another soldier who swam forty minutes to shore, and then ran two miles to raise the alarm.
    • As I drove off, a rabbit ran across the road, stopped midway, and turned back.
    • The way the cars are parked, there's only inches either side of you and you're worrying in case a child or a dog comes running out from between the cars.
    • I shoved those thoughts out of my head as I ran down the center staircase that winds up from the foyer of the house.
    • She got to the bottom of the stairs and ran out the front door of the building.
    • He began to walk towards the crowd so quickly, I had to run to keep up.
  • 2

    • 2.1informal (to go quickly)

      correr
      run and fetch me my pipe corre a buscarme la pipa
      • I'll have to run home and change tendré que ir corriendo / rápido a casa a cambiarme
      • he runs to the doctor with every little thing va corriendo al médico por cualquier tontería
      • don't come running to me afterward if things go wrong luego no me vengas a mí corriendo si hay problemas

    • 2.2informal (to go by car)

      (en coche) ir
      I run down/over/up to Birmingham most weekends la mayoría de los fines de semana voy a Birmingham
      • it's the ideal car for running around town in es el coche ideal para andar por la ciudad
      • I'm gonna grab my keys and we'll run her to the ER.
      • First Buses, which runs children to and from Prince Henry's Grammar School, says the school's tough discipline policy makes life easier for its drivers.
      • Here's my car ... can I run you home?
      • I'm just off to run the kids to soccer practice.
      • I feel sorry for her, as she spends all her time running me to classes.

  • 3

    (to operate, to function)
    with the engine running con el motor encendido / en marcha
    • it runs off batteries/on gas funciona a pila/a gas
    • the talks have been running smoothly las conversaciones han marchado sobre ruedas
    • if everything runs according to plan … si todo sale según lo previsto …
    • the work is running six months behind schedule el trabajo lleva seis meses de retraso
    • Bexley Centre for the Unemployed is running a free course in food hygiene in the Boys Brigade hall next to Christ Church in Bexleyheath Broadway.
    • Diesel engines can run on the fuel without being converted.
    • At the time, different kinds of computer hardware ran different operating systems.
    • Soon, his research group will have about three dozen machines running the software.
    • Essex Police will run the scheme and provide wardens with uniforms and badges.
    • The waste recycling plant, it is claimed, would provide enough energy to run the new factory and power the whole village.
    • Equipped with 21 batteries, the boat can run for six to eight hours without recharging.
    • The organisation runs courses in diving, sailing, surfing, skiing and snowboarding at such mouth-watering locations as the Seychelles, the Caribbean, and the Canadian Rockies.
    • The charity now runs over 500 projects in Britain.
    • GM currently is running a pilot program in Brazil and investigating plans for Australia and Japan.
    • Overhead fans run all day during the summer, and the water in the pools is changed frequently.
    • The course will be run on a very practical basis including workshops with actors, discussions and re-writing sessions.
    • All opinion polls suggest that, if the referendum were to be run again, the result would be largely the same.
    • Do not run your auto in the garage, not even to warm it up.
    • Carlow Community Awareness of Drugs are running a drugs course for parents in the Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow.
    • This competition has been run in 17 stores and there has been no confusion anywhere else.
    • Schumacher managed to keep the engine running after the collision.
    • Now police are warning other motorists not to leave their engines running during cold weather.
    • While the hospital runs off a generator, kindergartens have no generators or power.
    • The machine runs a variety of versions of Windows.
    • They will also pay towards the cost of out-of-hours clubs run by a local authority.
    • With a 9% buffer, Labor should be confident of a win, providing it runs a half decent campaign and puts in some resources.
    • To make sure she was getting the best results, she ran the same search on several search engines.
    • Weight Watchers now runs meetings in more than 6,000 venues every week, using a points system for calorie counting and marketing a lucrative range of diet foods.
    • He had already run a license plate check on Taylor's car.
    • Dirksen was an appealing candidate and had run an energetic and effective campaign.
    • It has been converted to run on LPG (liquid petroleum gas) so is exempt from the London congestion charge.
    • The group runs awareness raising programmes, talking to young people about how drug abuse affects families.
    • I started working toward converting my car to run on vegetable oil over a year ago.
    • The only concession to modernity on the 50-year-old lorries is that the engines have been converted to run on unleaded petrol.
    • I also run servers on that machine and each of the other four computers on the network.
    • He let me run my tape recorder for four hours while he and the family talked in the living room.
    • Burning charcoal inside the house or running an automobile engine in an attached garage also will produce carbon monoxide in the home.
    • Even though her old car is a rust bucket it runs well and passed its MOT just months ago.
    • But petrol prices have not reached the point where people are rushing to convert their engines to run on LPG.
    • The festival will be run on the same lines as last year.
    • Paddy McGuinness is no stranger to politics and has run his share of election campaigns in the past.
    • Drivers on the M4 need to watch their speed more carefully from Wednesday when new speed cameras start running.
    • We contacted a doctor who ran a series of tests on Erin at his office.
    • The Scottish National Party has run its most professional campaign of recent years.
    • She spent eight years running a drugs programme in Oldham in Manchester.
  • 4

    • 4.1(to go)

      the truck ran into the ditch/over the cliff el camión cayó en la cuneta/se despeñó por el acantilado
      • the wagons run on tracks los vagones corren sobre rieles
      • the drawer runs very smoothly el cajón abre y cierra muy bien
      • she let the line run through her hands dejó que la cuerda se deslizara entre sus manos

    • 4.2

      the trains run every half hour hay trenes cada media hora
      • this service runs only on weekdays este servicio funciona solamente los fines de semana
      • As well as coaches the company runs bus services under contract to Wiltshire and Gloucestershire county councils.
      • Anticipating falling passenger numbers, Thamesdown Transport now runs fewer buses to Old Town.
      • First Group, which runs buses across the Bradford district, has signed a new deal with its workers to allay fears over pensions.
      • The RMT will ballot members at Silverlink trains, which runs services from London to the Midlands, and at Docklands Light Railway in London.
      • First North Western, the company which runs services through the town, said on its website at 9am that three trains from Bolton had been cancelled and six had been delayed for almost an hour.
      • Stagecoach, which runs commuter services in the south of England and long-distance trains with Virgin, is undecided.
      • His comments come after the train operator, which runs services mainly between Sheffield and London, has faced a barrage of criticism over poor performance.
      • But the decision to order staff to down tools has angered First Great Western, which runs services through Swindon to and from London Paddington and South Wales.
      • However he declined to comment on the other three bus services which are run by First Buses in Bradford.
      • First York will again be running free buses for fans attending the Knights' two friendlies next month.
      • The Sunderland-based company, which runs trains in Wales, said its rail division boosted operating profits by 31 pc to 31.5 million in the year to December 31.
      • It then planned to run trains via Sunderland, Hartlepool and Stockton.
      • The company, which runs services through Manchester to Yorkshire and Liverpool, claimed 80 per cent of its services would still be running.
      • As well as the Manchester Airport services, it runs trains from Liverpool to Hull and Newcastle and Manchester Piccadilly to Cleethorpes.
      • A villager has criticised the rail service which runs trains to and from his rural community, claiming the transport needs of people living in the countryside are being ignored.
      • The firm is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Dutch state-owned NS train operator, which runs the majority of services in the Netherlands.
      • The firm runs the buses for Virgin and First North Western, who have ordered extra coaches after complaints from passengers in Poynton and Hazel Grove.
      • Swindon train operator First Great Western, which runs services from London to Wales and the west country, has announced fare rises for 2005.
      • Among its other businesses, the company also runs high-speed ferries to East Coast destinations such as Cape Cod.
      • City Travel Club are running a coach to Tuesday's match at Plymouth.

    • 4.3

      to run aground encallar
      • the frigate ran back into port la fragata volvió a puerto
      • to run before the wind ir con el viento en popa / a favor

  • 5

    (to travel)
    our thoughts were running along / on the same lines nuestros pensamientos iban por el mismo camino
    • the news ran through the building la noticia corrió / se extendió por el edificio
    • a shiver ran down my spine un escalofrío me recorrió la espalda
    • his finger ran down the list recorrió la lista con el dedo
  • 6

    (to extend)
    • 6.1(in space)

      the streets run parallel to each other las calles corren paralelas
      • the balcony runs the length of the building el balcón se extiende de un extremo al otro del edificio
      • the path runs across the field/around the lake el sendero atraviesa el campo/bordea el lago
      • the crack runs from top to bottom la grieta va de arriba abajo
      • the lane runs into the main street el callejón da / sale a la calle principal
      • this idea runs through the whole book esta idea se repite / está presente a lo largo del libro
      • the cable runs underground el cable va bajo tierra
      • Taxis will be diverted to Wigmore Street, which runs parallel to Oxford Street.
      • A very faint path runs downhill beside the fence, below a single bar fence and onwards to the end of the plantation.
      • St James's Street runs uphill from Pall Mall and the Palace to Piccadilly.
      • Here, the path runs beside the river, which often tempts children in for a paddle.
      • It includes the 1, 200m wall which runs around the whole central area of the estate.
      • The road from Alcachete to the stadium runs across the huge Vasco Da Gama bridge.
      • The other location was York Street, a grimy thoroughfare running between Argyle Street and the river.
      • Wires run from a connector on Mr Nagle's scalp to the electronic equipment.
      • The last time I had been there, Church Street, which runs north and south, had been a broad and busy avenue.
      • You could run a power cable down here and then you would have heating, electricity - everything you could want.
      • Most of it is in the Serra de Tramuntana, the chain of mountains that runs across the north of the island.
      • Water which drains from Council playing fields is said to accumulate in a gully which runs along the front of a dozen homes.
      • These neighbouring terraced houses are on a residential row which runs parallel to Castle Street in the centre of Dalkey village.
      • The road runs over a stretch of moorland and drops into a narrow valley.
      • Much of the route runs along the towpath adjacent to the Caledonian Canal.
      • On the second storey level there was a balcony with rusted railings running around the walls.
      • I am looking down on an expressway that runs in front of the building where I live.
      • Resident Nick Jansen, 59, says Swindon Council is failing to maintain the brook, which runs along the rear of the estate.
      • There was a lack of belays at the top of the climb, so I ran ropes down from the top of the pitch to provide attachment points.
      • Mr Abbott said he would table a motion at the September council meeting opposing any route which would run across open countryside.

    • 6.2(in time)

      the film runs for 95 minutes la película dura 95 minutos
      • the show will run for 10 weeks el espectáculo estará en cartel 10 semanas
      • to run and run
      • this one will run and run este va a ser el cuento de nunca acabar
      • the treaty has a year left to run al tratado le queda un año de validez
      • the contract runs for a year el contrato es válido por un año / vence al cabo de un año
      • she received two eight-year sentences to run concurrently/consecutively le impusieron dos condenas de ocho años cada una, que se cumplirán simultáneamente/sucesivamente

  • 7

    (of stories, sequences)
    decir
    how did that line run? ¿cómo decía / era esa línea?
    • I can't remember how the chorus runs no me acuerdo de qué dice el estribillo
    • the argument runs as follows el argumento es el siguiente
    • the sentence runs more smoothly if … la frase queda / suena mejor si …
    • CD copying is not just illegal, runs the argument, but immoral.
    • ‘AIB hit by scandal over tax evasion’, ran the headline in the later editions of the Financial Times yesterday.
    • There's an old saying that runs along the lines of ‘no publicity is bad publicity’.
    • ‘The world comes to New York,’ ran a banner headline in the Daily News.
    • The very first paragraph of my book The Truth about Writing runs as follows.
  • 8

    • 8.1

      (water/oil) (to flow) correr
      (drip) gotear
      drops of sweat ran down his face le corrían gotas de sudor por la cara
      • she let the sand run through her fingers dejó correr la arena por entre los dedos
      • the water ran hot/cold empezó a salir agua caliente/fría
      • the river runs through the town/into the sea el río pasa por la ciudad/desemboca en el mar
      • the tide is running out está bajando la marea
      • she left the water running dejó el grifo abierto
      • my nose is running me gotea la nariz
      • his face was running with perspiration tenía la cara bañada en sudor
      • the streets ran with blood corrían ríos de sangre por las calles
      • And because it runs off so fast, there is no ground water to maintain river flow throughout the year.
      • Almost immediately upon getting home he began running the hot water into the tub.
      • Tin shanties litter the backyards of the more formal brick housing, rows of chemical toilets stand outside homes, and the untarred roads run with streams of filthy water.
      • She was sobbing and tears were running down her face.
      • I was so upset that tears ran down my cold cheeks.
      • I got up from the table and ran water into the saucepan to boil our morning eggs.
      • A trickle of blood ran from his nose and he dabbed at it with a handkerchief.
      • She was humming softly as she ran water from the tap and poured it into the coffee maker.
      • I lay on the ground a long time, winded and feeling blood running down my face.
      • He collapsed onto the bed, his face running with sweat.
      • Cold water ran from the faucet as he washed his face in an attempt to wake up.
      • It is set in a valley, through which runs a river that skirts the Bay of Biscay.
      • Mr Lazenby said farmland drainage schemes, supported by government grants, mean water runs off straight into the rivers.
      • She looked up and saw the bruises forming on his face and the blood running from his swollen lip.
      • When you stop stirring, the curds go to the bottom and liquid runs off.
      • Even our garden is getting wet and there is nowhere for the water to run.
      • I could see blood running from a wound in his chest and it was clear that it was very difficult for him to speak.
      • During recent wet weather I noticed that water is running underneath the coal shed door and wetting our supplies of kindling.
      • He picked up a washcloth from the counter and ran cold water over it.
      • For some two hours, we drove on rutted gravel running with rainwater.
      • Rainfall runs off to rivers far more quickly than in the past.
      • Sarah found herself screaming these last words, her cheeks running with tears.
      • Buffy stood and took her mug to the sink and ran water into it.
      • This is not like the tsunami, or normal floods, where the water runs back into the sea when it's done.
      • The streets literally ran with wine for three full days and nights.

    • 8.2(to pass)

      pasar
      the rope runs over this pulley la cuerda pasa por esta polea
      • The other trainees ran the rapid again and again; I pitched a tent and crawled into my sleeping bag.
      • In short, he has both the strength and skill to run any whitewater that's runnable.
      • Ten boats, each manned by two skilled operators with up to eight passengers, can be hired to run the rapids.

  • 9

    (to turn liquid)
    (icing/butter/cheese) derretirse
    (makeup/paint) correrse
    (color) desteñir
    (color) despintarse Mexico
    will this shirt run in the wash? ¿esta camisa desteñirá al lavarla?
    • these colors will not run estos colores son inalterables / no destiñen
    • In the heat and humidity, paper swelled, colors ran, and inks refused to align on the page.
    • Her black mascara was running and she knew she looked horrible.
    • Check the garment's label for recommended wash temperature to prevent colors from fading and dyes from running.
    • I thought that I had prewashed out all the excess dye but it ran anyway.
    • Dry-cleaning also prevents the common problem of the dye bleeding and running.
    • Their dye never ran, which is what made all their products sought after.
  • 10

    • 10.1(to be, to stand)

      inflation is running at 4% la tasa de inflación es del 4%
      • earnings are running behind inflation los sueldos no se están manteniendo al nivel de la inflación
      • the true cause runs deeper la verdadera causa es más profunda
      • the problem runs deeper el problema tiene raíces más profundas

    • 10.2(to become + adj)

      to run to sth
      • The sentences will run concurrently but three months were suspended.
      • Nearing the end of the day, sessions were running late as all three chefs had prepared demonstrations and there was little time to give them.
      • Judge David Boulton said the sentence would run concurrently with a term of prison Gregson was already serving.
      • Her two prison sentences will run concurrently and she will likely be out of jail sometime in July 2003.
      • Crop development is also running ahead of schedule.
      • He was jailed for five years on each count of causing death by dangerous driving, the sentences to run concurrently.
      • The five sentences are to run concurrently, meaning Firth will serve three years in custody in total.
      • All the sentences will run concurrently, giving him a total of three months behind bars.
      • Francis was jailed for nine years for the first attack and 15 for the second, the sentences to run concurrently.
      • The sentences, which are to run concurrently, were suspended for two years.
      • The sentences ran concurrently, giving an effective 15 years in jail.
      • He was given two years for grievous bodily harm and 28 days for the drug offence, the sentences to run concurrently.
      • I met that patient's needs and wants, and as a result my surgery ran late and other patients in the waiting room grumbled.
      • She said a series of announcements were made informing passengers that the train was running late.

  • 11

    Politics
    (candidates) presentarse
    (candidates) postularse Latin America
    he is running for Governor again se va a volver a postular como candidato a Gobernador Latin America
    • will you be running as a candidate in the elections? ¿se va a postular como candidato a las elecciones?
    • she'll be running against two other candidates se enfrentará a otros dos candidatos
    • he's running on an ecology ticket se presenta con una plataforma ecologista
    • We will run on the principal areas of concern to ordinary Australians, both in terms of the international agenda and the domestic agenda.
    • Like Angela Merkel, who is running against Germany's chancellor Gerhard Schröder, he is a conservative with a radical reforming streak.
    • A Fianna Fáil member for over 20 years, she is now running for election to the Senate.
    • Thompson said she sticks out from the five candidates running to represent Nunavut because of her outspoken approach to politics.
    • She got motivated to run for Congress when her ideas about education were ignored.
    • Collier ran unsuccessfully for the Upper House at the last election.
    • That was when Alberto Gonzales ran for election to the Texas Supreme Court.
    • You have to be over 25 to vote for the senate and over 40 to run for it.
    • This support has been a major factor in my decision to decide to run for Mayor at the election.
    • Tomorrow is the deadline for candidates who wish to declare their intention to run for Parliament.
    • Burton, a civil rights lawyer in Los Angeles, ran as a candidate in Tuesday's election.
    • In 1996, he ran as a candidate in Western Canadian provincial and civic elections.
    • Labour believes that if you're old enough to vote, you should be entitled to run for an elected office.
    • Your party has always run on a strong law and order platform.
    • In Sweden, political parties run on platforms that voters expect them to implement.
    • I would just say that we heard Bill Clinton make a similar promise the last time he ran for governor of Arkansas.
    • I wish you would run for president, and I would vote for you and so would everybody else.
    • At 28, he decided to take his protests to Congress by running for election.
    • Although Humphreys bucked the Democratic Party's pro-gun control line, he otherwise ran on Democratic issues.
    • Jello ran for Mayor of San Francisco in 1979 but was defeated by a wide margin.
  • 12

    • 12.1(to migrate)

      (salmon) emigrar
      • I have seen some very good salmon running under the road bridge on an evening tide.
      • This means that when the fish are running (right now in May and June for instance) there is a heavy demand for guides.
      • This was on a nearby creek where, Jim said, the steelhead and salmon were running.
      • You have to know when each species of fish will run and plan on being there at the right time.
      • There are still fresh spring fish running, and the grilse are beginning to arrive in numbers, with a lot of small fish among them.
      • Beats higher up the river are often more prolific this late in the season with fish running hard to the middle and upper stretches.
      • It was a sight which would gladden the heart of any angler-hundreds of brown trout running a small stream to spawn.

    • 12.2(to hunt)

      (wolves) cazar

  • 13

    (stockings) hacerse carreras en
    (stockings) correrse Latin America

verb

  • 1

    • 1.1

      (race/marathon) correr
      (marathon/race) tomar parte en
      she runs five miles every day corre cinco millas todos los días
      • The first Race For Life was run in 1994, raising £36,000 and this year the charity hopes to collect more than £6.5 million.
      • Stable companion Democratic Deficit runs in the International Stakes on the previous day.
      • You can't ask a racehorse to run every week and be at its best, and players can't either
      • Ross Flynn in his first race, ran brilliantly to finish in fourth place and win his first of many medals.
      • ‘Three months is a long time to be off and for a horse who was as sick as he was he ran a real good race,’ O'Brien said.
      • I don't think the ground will make any difference to him, although he may not run if the ground comes up too firm.
      • The family and friends of a woman who died only a month before her wedding are running the Race for Life in her memory.
      • Athletes must run three of the four races to qualify for overall prize.
      • A Bradford DJ is to run a charity race for her boyfriend who is being treated for a brain tumour.
      • The British athlete ran a personal best to win the 400m and gain a one point lead over his rivals.
      • He was disqualified and later admitted using drugs when he ran his 1987 world record.
      • He qualified for the junior Olympics, where he ran 100 metres and 4 x 100 metres.
      • Many team members are planning to run in memory of a loved one who was touched by cancer.
      • Four generations of women and girls from the same family are teaming up to run tomorrow's Race For Life.
      • Spanish athlete Morta Dominguez ran superbly to take the silver ahead of Ethiopia's Ayelech Worko who won the bronze.
      • A Swindon woman is hoping to raise awareness of autism when she runs in the London marathon.
      • Mr Willoughby will run the marathon to raise money for Edale Mountain Rescue Team, of which he is a voluntary member.
      • Back to last night's race, which was run, sadly, in what appeared to be a half-empty stadium.
      • He will be part of a five-man team aiming to finish the race, running alongside more than 4,500 runners.
      • A Westbury mother is running a half-marathon to raise money for the hospital that saved her son's life.

    • 1.2(to chase)

      to run sb close ir pisándole los talones a algn
      • the Green candidate ran them a close third el candidato de los verdes quedó en tercer lugar a muy poca distancia de ellos
      • they were run out of town los hicieron salir del pueblo

  • 2informal

    (person)
    (to drive, to transport)
    (en coche) llevar
    I'll run you home/to the airport te llevo a casa/al aeropuerto
    • he ran the truck into the ditch se metió con el camión en la cuneta
    • to run a ship aground hacer encallar un barco
  • 3

    (to move through)
    (comb/fingers) pasar
    run your fingers across the surface/the vacuum cleaner over the rug pasa la mano por la superficie/la aspiradora por la alfombra
    • he ran his fingers absent-mindedly through his beard se mesaba distraídamente la barba
    • she ran her finger down the list recorrió la lista con el dedo
    • run a comb through your hair pásate un peine (por el pelo)
    • Drain the linguine and run it under cold water, but reserve the cooking liquid and keep it at a slow simmer.
    • Here in San Diego, California there was recently a big controversy over the use of these cameras to catch people running stop lights.
    • Rachael ran a hand under the water and then splashed some on her face.
    • He was convicted last month for running a stop sign and colliding with a man on a motorcycle who was killed instantly.
    • As we crossed the street onto the sidewalk a car came out of nowhere and ran the red light, hitting a light pole and hitting Mark.
    • And when he ran a stop sign at Appleton and Cassat, a man on a motorcycle smashed into his car.
    • He ran his mouth under the faucet, spitting the water back into the sink.
    • Two young men on a motorcycle were stopped for running a red light on Pattaya Central Road.
    • The officers alleged that Busch ran a stop sign and was driving recklessly.
    • I rip the lid off the bottle of shampoo and run it under the water to try and get the last drop out.
    • If the markers do dry out, they are easily revived by running the tips under water and recapping overnight.
    • He was arrested earlier this month for running a stop sign.
    • On the night of the Fourth of July, I was driving home when another car ran a red light.
    • Too many local motorists run red lights and endanger the public, Councillor Banman said.
    • He ran that stop sign - this is not in dispute - and smashed into a motorcycle driven by Randy Scott.
    • Then one night two years ago, Aaron was driving one of their friends home from their house when a drunk driver ran a stop light and hit the car.
    • I ran a stop sign and got pulled over by a Solano County Sheriff.
    • Some 220 of the fatal accidents were caused by people running red lights or stop signs.
    • I marched over to the sink, turned on the lukewarm water and ran my arms under it.
    • In the other case, a civilian ran a red traffic light and broadsided an Air Force member.
    • Police handled 1,522 cases of minibuses running red lights in the first nine months this year, compared with 1,412 cases for all of last year.
    • If you run it under hot water you will also find that when you leave it to dry in the cutlery drainer it will dry off quicker and have fewer streaks.
    • Several weeks ago I was out for a ride and inadvertently ran a stop sign.
    • After running the stop sign, the officer hit his lights and pulled me over.
    • Half a block from the apartment, she ran a red light and smashed into another car.
    • Janklow was convicted after he ran a stop sign while speeding and killed someone in another car.
    • He was one of eight people, including five children, injured when the car ran a red light and ploughed into the side of his vehicle.
  • 4

    (to enter in competition)
    (horse) presentar
    (candidate) presentar
    (candidate) postular Latin America
    • Willie Mullins runs Rule Supreme in today's Ladbrokes' World Hurdle, but has also left him in the Gold Cup.
    • Any trainer who wants to run a horse in any race must log that entry with Weatherbys.
    • Paul Nicholls won 57 more races despite O'Neill running only two fewer horses.
    • Dermot Weld has won the race five times, most recently with Refuse To Bend two years ago, and he runs Elusive Double in the same colours.
    • I will run him in the Knockaire Stakes at Leopardstown at the end of the month.
  • 5

    (to manage)
    (business/organization/department) dirigir
    (organization/business/department) llevar
    she runs her own publishing business dirige / lleva / tiene su propia editorial
    • a family-run business un negocio familiar
    • the state-run television network la cadena de televisión estatal / del Estado
    • the company runs a pension plan for its employees la empresa tiene un plan de pensión para los empleados
    • who's running this business? ¿aquí quién es el que manda?
    • we need someone to run the financial side of the business necesitamos alguien que se encargue / se ocupe del aspecto financiero del negocio
    • I can run my own life soy capaz de tomar mis propias decisiones
    • he ran 15 agents tenía a 15 agentes bajo su mando / a su cargo
    • From that time he has managed and run his business from Hong Kong where his principal activity is in shipping.
    • The training they need is only provided by privately run colleges, mainly in Britain and Europe.
    • Ideal World, the company she runs with her husband, Hamish, is the largest independent TV production company in Scotland.
    • He still runs a garage with his son Chris in Lilycroft Road, Bradford.
    • The East Lancashire Trust, which runs hospitals in Blackburn, Burnley, Pendle and Rawtenstall, is expected to have debts of more than £5.5 million by the end of the financial year.
    • Although the department will remain government-owned it will be run on commercial lines.
    • Henderson's father now runs a hotel in Broxburn, and she credits him as the driving force behind her running career.
    • She runs a center that provides counseling and training for young women from around Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown.
    • The cost of running the club is becoming more demanding every day and support from the local community is badly needed.
    • Currently Mr Gutman is running the firm by himself, but he hopes to have employed several staff members in the next couple of years.
    • With a staff of five local people, the butchers' shop in the main street of Kirkbymoorside is still run on traditional lines.
    • This week is Energy Week, time to take a long hard look at how much it costs you to run your home.
    • The increasing costs of running a business are already having an impact.
    • Dr Dee Dawson runs Rhodes Farm in London, a residential home for the treatment of children with eating disorders such as anorexia.
    • Pupils in year 10 learned the difference between taste and flavour when the chef, who runs his own restaurant in Devizes, gave a talk at the school on Wednesday.
    • Mrs Tew, 35, runs a small business providing financial services and consultancy.
    • Christine returned to Dawson Fold to help her father manage the farm and run the shop.
    • Robina Qureshi runs Positive Action in Housing, a charity set up to end discrimination against ethnic minorities.
    • Here the post office is run by 80-year-old Joan Holder.
    • Up until a few years ago it cost a lot to run a website - but those days are long gone.
  • 6

    • 6.1(to conduct)

      (survey/tests) realizar
      (tests/survey) llevar a cabo

    • 6.2(to organize)

      (concerts/classes) organizar
      the paper ran a series of interviews with … el periódico publicó una serie de entrevistas con …

  • 7

    Transport
    (flight) tener
    we run regular buses to the airport tenemos un servicio regular de autobuses al aeropuerto
    • several companies run daily flights to Hong Kong varias compañías tienen vuelos diarios a Hong Kong
    • they run extra trains on Saturdays los sábados ponen más trenes
  • 8

    (to maintain, to have)
    tener
    she runs her own car ella tiene su propio coche
    • I can't afford to run a car no puedo mantener un coche
    • it's very cheap to run es muy económico
    • they run a permanent trade deficit with the EU tienen un déficit permanente en la balanza de pagos con la UE
    • Motorists are definitely not going to transfer to buses when it is cheaper to run a car.
    • I'm surprised they can afford to run a car in the first place.
    • Transport, our biggest expense, includes buying and running a vehicle, plus fares for public transport.
    • You can't afford to run two cars, and the practicalities of life mean you need a four-door for the kids.
    • I now have a 17-hours-a-week job with a local supermarket to help me run my car.
    • Drivers are also concerned at the rising cost of running their vehicles.
    • With servicing and maintenance paid for in advance, the cost of running the vehicle each year becomes much more predictable.
    • Remember to consider all the costs involved in running the vehicle, including insurance, taxation and petrol.
    • Unable to afford to run a car, they now endure endless bus trips to and from Southampton General Hospital.
    • Some dioceses make a contribution towards a priest's expenses of running a car and paying household bills.
  • 9

    (to operate)
    (engine) hacer funcionar
    Computing (program) pasar
    Computing (program) ejecutar
    it's not worth running the washing machine no vale la pena poner la lavadora
    • you can also run the hairdryer off batteries el secador también funciona con pilas
  • 10

    • 10.1(to extend)

      (wire/cable) tender

    • 10.2(to pass)

      (hacer) pasar

  • 11

    (to cause to flow)
    run some hot water over it échale agua caliente
    • to run a bath preparar un baño
    • to run sth under the tap hacer correr agua sobre algo
  • 12

    • 12.1(to smuggle)

      (guns) contrabandear
      (guns) pasar (de contrabando)
      • When she took them to the man she was running the drugs for, he told her to give one package to an Australian girl.
      • Known as ‘tunnel rats’, they run drugs for the cocaine cartels.
      • Greene began building a drug empire, using Spain as a staging post to run drugs into Europe from north Africa.

    • 12.2(to get past)

      (blockade) burlar
      to run a (red) light saltarse un semáforo (en rojo)


noun

  • 1

    (on foot)
    she goes for a short run every day todos los días sale a correr un poco / a hacer un poco de footing
    • he does everything at a run todo lo hace (deprisa y) corriendo / a la(s) carrera(s)
    • to break into a run echarse a correr
    • on the run
    • I usually grab a cup of coffee on the run por lo general me tomo un café a la(s) carrera(s) / (deprisa y) corriendo
    • the children keep her on the run all day los niños la tienen todo el día en danza
    • after seven years on the run (from the law) después de siete años como fugitivo
    • to have sb on the run tener dominado a algn
  • 2

    • 2.1(trip, outing)

      vuelta feminine
      (en coche) paseo masculine
      let's go for a run in the car vamos a dar una vuelta en coche
      • As it's been such a nice day, after having had lunch at Blairmains this afternoon I thought it would be nice to go for a run in the car, so we headed off northwards to Callander, where we had a nice walk around and some ice cream in the sunshine.
      • We went for a run in the car and ended up in Bundoran so we went bowling.
      • Yesterday, Val came for lunch and then we went for a run out to Milngavie to the Garden Centre and came home laden with purple and yellow primulas for the balcony.

    • 2.2(journey)

      the outward run el trayecto / viaje de ida
      • the London to Edinburgh run is the most profitable la línea que va de Londres a Edimburgo es la más rentable
      • it's only a short/10-mile run está muy cerca/solo a 10 millas
      • it's no more than a day's run no hay más de un día de camino

    • 2.3Aviation

      misión feminine
      • Most of those who pass it will do so habitually: commuters going in and out of the city, commercial drivers doing regular runs from one depot or customer to another.
      • The slippery shape also helps towards the claimed 50 mpg on motorway runs.
      • The problem of vehicles on the school run jamming up roads was being discussed by councillors this afternoon.
      • They are also having to battle with the dangers of congestion from the sheer volume of traffic created by the morning and afternoon school runs.
      • Anyone who goes on a school run will know how difficult it is.
      • That equates to an optimum return of 22.17 mpg on distance runs.
      • The ferries can't be used on regular runs because they can't carry big RVs, buses or commercial truck traffic, said Stefanson.
      • I am pleased that he has announced an additional train on the Aberdeen run from Edinburgh.
      • On our side, we go into the race in a strong position: the car is consistent on long runs and our top speeds are competitive.
      • Unfortunately I had to cut short my low-fuel runs because I had some longer stints to do for tyre evaluation.
      • The journeys they make also tend to be shorter: school runs, shopping, short-distance commuting.
      • In a separate plan, five school bus runs are being covered by CCTV on vehicles.
      • What do we do now to prevent the school run causing havoc each morning?
      • Is your school run part of your journey to work or do you need a second journey for it?
      • Figures show car use for the school run has risen in the past decade.
      • The crew are also going out into the community, babysitting for young pregnant mothers at the Teen Haven project, doing soup runs with the Salvation Army, and visiting seniors with the Cornerstone Bible Fellowship.
      • Rethinking the school run and other short trips has big implications for the rest of us as well.
      • In total 26 miles was covered in the tractor run and not a single breakdown was recorded along the route.
      • He believed Virgin would start to take a bigger share of the market on the Glasgow run when a new timetable was introduced in December.
      • It isn't right that lawyers can troll for clients from the police accident reports, or records of ambulance runs.
      • But Mr Darling said a fifth of morning rush-hour traffic was caused by the school run.
      • I teased her mercilessly - what was the point of getting a degree for a life of TV, coffee mornings and school runs?

  • 3

    • 3.1(sequence)

      a run of good/bad luck una racha de buena/mala suerte
      • a run of coincidences una serie de coincidencias

  • 4

    (tendency, direction)
    corriente feminine
    the run of opinion la corriente de opinión
    • out of the common run fuera de lo corriente / común
    • the run of the tide/current la dirección de la marea/corriente
    • in the normal run of events normalmente
    • He also learned to read various animal trails, runs, beds and feeding areas and how to track and trap them.
    • Fences should also not be built across deer runs, as deer will continue to try and use the run, damaging themselves and the fence.
    • Trees should be felled away from any holes, main badger runs or obvious latrines.
    • Plato realizes that the general run of humankind can think, and speak, etc., without (so far as they acknowledge) any awareness of his realm of Forms.
    • Where rabbit-proof fencing cuts across badger runs, particularly near active setts, the badgers are likely to dig under or make holes in the netting, thus allowing rabbits to cross the fence.
    • You'd hope it would be used for rather more interesting events than the usual run of annual trade and professional and party political conventions.
    • It is also to help new generations discover that they are not that different from the common run of humanity.
    • What lifts this movie above the usual run of dutifully sweet romantic comedies is the bright, fantasy-friendly sensibility of its two directors, Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini.
  • 5

    (heavy demand)
    run on sth
    • there's been a run on these watches estos relojes han estado muy solicitados / han tenido mucha demanda
    • a run on sterling una fuerte presión sobre la libra
    • a run on the banks una corrida bancaria
    • We’ve had a run on bottled water and batteries.
    • The threat of disruptions in gasoline supply due to Hurricane Ike sparked a run on gas last Thursday and Friday.
    • Nervous motorists start stockpiling fuel, causing a run on petrol, which in turn sparks yet more panic buying.
    • Two years back this newspaper carried a story suggesting a serious run on the dollar was becoming a distinct possibility.
  • 6

    • 6.1Cinema Theatre

      temporada feminine
      the London/Broadway run la temporada en Londres/Broadway
      • the longest run in theatrical history la más larga permanencia en cartel en la historia del teatro
      • Their winning league run actually extends to 16 games, having won their two closing fixtures of last season.
      • Rochdale's successful FA Cup run has provided a welcome boost to their coffers.
      • Gaelic Players Chicago and Tara Theatre Company, Winnipeg, have had sellout runs with the play over the past twelve months and Westport Drama Group became the first Irish group to stage the play last April.
      • After a torrid Leinster league campaign that saw the side barely survive in the top flight the Blues have put together a great cup run to reach their second successive final.
      • Still, they both extended their unbeaten runs to five matches.
      • Bexley maintained their position at the top of Kent 3 when they extended their unbeaten run to six games with a 25-8 win at Deal.
      • Sertori was happier with the fact the team extended their unbeaten run to eight games - beating another of the third division's form teams - rather than his goal.
      • Manchester City moved three points clear at the top of Division One and extended their unbeaten home run to 14 games, but made hard work of disposing of plucky Preston.
      • However, the home side fought back for a 2-2 draw to extend their unbeaten run to 11 games.
      • City extended their unbeaten run to seven games when they won 3-0 at Chesterfield.
      • Most definitely, we can take a lot from this game and the cup run we have had.
      • During rehearsals both actresses have been wearing long skirts and corsets as they will during the plays run.
      • Both sides have had good runs in their respective cup competitions in September.
      • Palace are three points adrift at the bottom on a run of five defeats, but Dowie insists the league table should be no shock.
      • He has never before been involved in an FA Cup run that has reached the last eight.
      • In defeating the champions, Robson's team extended their unbeaten run to 13 matches since May.
      • It is the first time in five months City have recorded back-to-back victories and extends their unbeaten run to four games.
      • Nab Wood extended their unbeaten run to six games by coming back from three goals down to draw 3-3.
      • This latest win extended Windermere's winning run to nine successive victories.
      • The good news is that the show is back for an extended run this year and more than lives up to its own legend.

    • 6.2Computing

      pasada feminine

  • 7

    Technology
    serie feminine
    • This method is ideal for small production runs of accurately cut and formed parts without a custom-made die.
    • High production runs were the only thing that could increase profits and ultimately cause memory prices to fall.
    • We do not know what their production runs were, but this is stuff you can keep.
    • He says this has been fixed in recent production runs.
    • With the company closely monitoring and then predicting expected demand for labels, production runs are planned to help keep stocking levels down.
    • Taylor's principles of ‘scientific management’ assume long production runs of standardized products.
    • On the other hand, he says, the production runs tie up money.
    • This is not too bad when the number of components is relatively small, or the production runs are relatively large.
    • Energetic and structural properties were also monitored for stability during the production runs.
    • They cajoled suppliers into making special production runs of key components.
    • Assembly-line production with human labour is most economical for single-product runs of large scale.
    • Sales of these models will presumably help fund ever bigger production runs.
    • Production schedules are characterized by short runs and frequent product changeovers.
  • 8also print run

    Printing
    tirada feminine
    a run of 20,000 copies una tirada de 20.000 ejemplares
  • 9

    • 9.1(track)

      pista feminine

    • 9.2(for animals)

      corral masculine
      • Hygroma is caused by repeated contact with hard surfaces such as cement runs or hardwood floors.
      • The third garden area is at the top of a flight of steps and includes a block-built shed with a kennel and a large fenced dog run.
      • The previous owners had two small dogs and treated this area as a dog run, so it was much flattened and stale when we moved in.
      • The main breeding cattery is a six- by twelve-metre enclosure, divided into runs.
      • Avoid harvesting soil from areas where animal excrement is prevalent, such as in dog runs or from grazing areas.
      • We have an enclosed dog run behind our garage where we usually leave the dogs when we are at work.
      • The cats are never allowed out - that is why Mr Satterley has built a cat run covered completely by netting.

  • 10

    (in stocking, knitted garment)
    carrera feminine
    • Take all your tights (check them first for runs and holes) and put them in a lined basket.
    • Her legs were old and worn, tiny blue and purple veins played along the backs of her knees, and stockings with runs as long as the Mississippi fell to her ankles.
    • Seam sealants have a wide variety of uses, including stopping hosiery runs.
  • 11

    Music
    carrerilla feminine
    • His tone and legato playing are ravishing, and his execution of the composer's florid runs and other figurations is smooth.
    • All songs and many calls, for example, contain runs of relatively pure notes.
    • The first movement moves to a too-stately tread, although the 16th note runs are light enough.
    • The scores are filled with amazing runs, double stops, surprising melodic leaps and various special effects.
    • His voice retains its evenness in all registers, and he cleanly articulates Vivaldi's most difficult runs and fioriture.
  • 12

    (in baseball, cricket)
    carrera feminine
    • The Tigers fared far better in other categories, leading the league with 185 home runs and 671 runs scored.
    • He is one of only six players to have scored 3,000 runs and taken 200 wickets in Test matches.
    • They went on to win by four wickets when the winning runs were scored in the 16th over.
    • Despite this, only 46 runs were added to the total before the tea interval.
    • He'll hit some homers and drive in some runs, but he won't do much more.
    • His first five balls resulted in eight runs scored for two wickets.
    • Over the next decade Miller played 55 times for Australia, scoring 2958 runs and taking 170 wickets.
    • He retired with a total of 649 stolen bases and nearly 1,200 runs scored.
    • Bobby Abreu scored 109 runs and was among the league's top 10 in on-base percentage.
    • In that very first innings of the series four batsmen scored 203 runs and the rest crumbled for just 67.
    • But in cricket, the batsmen get the runs and bowlers get wickets.
    • On balance, stolen bases have very little to do with runs scored.
    • One dramatic event followed another yesterday where 25 wickets crashed and 358 runs were scored.
    • Maicer Izturis homered and drove in three runs for Los Angeles.
    • Australia won by 197 runs after bowling out Sri Lanka for 154 midway through the final day.
    • It's not a fabulous lineup, but I don't think they'll come last in the Majors in runs scored either.
    • Too many runners have been left on base; too many runs have not been scored.
    • Durham dodged the showers to record their first championship win at Chester-le-Street for two years when they beat Derbyshire by 30 runs.
    • If they fail to score another run or take another wicket on the entire tour, it will not matter one iota.
    • The New Park player captured four wickets for 25 runs and scored 32.
    • In his 12 games with the club he scored more than 400 runs, took 15 wickets and excelled in the field.
    • Regarding the second question, it would mean a team would have had to send 19 men to the plate and score at least 13 runs.
    • Nonetheless, for that one season in 1930, he was a model of consistency when it came to driving in runs.
    • The 1957 Kansas City Athletics led the American League in home runs, but finished last in the league in runs scored.
    • The two glaring needs are a leadoff hitter with speed who can play center and a third baseman who can make contact and drive in runs.
    • He also had 240 hits and became the first leadoff hitter ever to drive in 100 runs.
    • He also led a 7-5 win in Philadelphia on May 12 with another two home runs and five runs batted in.
    • In his second game back, Durazo hit three homers and drove in nine runs.
    • In just over three seasons in the majors, Grieve has hit 76 homers and driven in 303 runs.
    • Scoring runs is about getting on base and driving the runners around the bases.
    • In 102 tests for his country, he scored 5,200 runs and took 383 wickets.
    • He said that there are different ways for batsmen to score runs, and indeed there are different ways to win.
    • It proved a tall order - the visitors fell short by four runs.
    • Tanzania lost to Namibia by three runs as the Namibia side batted second and scored 100 runs for three wickets down.
    • Instead, Australia lost by two runs, the narrowest margin of defeat in Ashes history.
    • If he learns to hit the ball on the ground and use his legs to get on base and score runs, he'll have a bright future in the majors.
    • I seem to remember a lot of hitting, with the Dodgers scoring at least 11 runs.
    • He has done much more than that, driving in runs and showing power.
    • Thompson and Tyrer continued to pile on the runs and completed the victory by nine wickets.
    • Leicestershire won by an innings and 151 runs after amassing 681-7 declared which is the highest score ever made against Yorkshire by any county.
    • Home runs are important, but it's more important for me to drive in runs.
  • 13the runs plural
    informal

    (diarrhea)
    diarrea feminine
    cagalera feminine vulgar slang
    churrias feminine Colombia informal
    to have the runs tener cagalera Spain vulgar slang informal
    • During the night I had a bad case of the runs.
    • I did have the runs a bit, but never anything like bleeding and I didn't think anything dramatic was wrong.
    • At least that way we could pick up on points that we have learned in the first year and have a good run at developing the project further over two, three, four or five years.
    • In coming years, while rivals may struggle to integrate costly and complex mergers, the group can have a clear run at growing its underlying operations and slashing costs, some analysts and fund managers said.
    • As we are currently holding second place in the Eastern Centre Championship, we are hoping to have a good run at this one to see if we can overtake the current holder of this title.
    • We are trying to win every game but we will continue to give as many lads a run as possible and we'll continue to experiment as much as we can.
    • Another thing I always take with me is dirolyte, which is a tablet-form medicine which dissolves in water and is for replacing body vitamins when you have had the runs.
    • Consuming not-so-fresh egg yolk can give you gripes and the runs.
    • I guess he had a pretty bad case of the runs, because he kept talking to himself, and flushing the toilet.