run a temperature

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run a temperature

To have an abnormally high body temperature (a fever), which is indicative of or caused by illness. Dan: "How's Pete feeling?" Marshall: "Well, he ran a temperature last night, but he seemed a lot better this morning after some rest." I think I've started running a temperature. Maybe I should go lie down.
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It passed from one to another very quickly and they ran temperatures for a few days.
I actually had a flare-up, and ran temperatures along with the typical symptoms of a sinus infection while on a 5-pack of antibiotics.