run an errand

run an errand

 and do an errand; go on an errand
to take a short trip to do a specific thing; to complete an errand. I've got to run an errand. I'll be back in a minute. John has gone on an errand. He'll be back shortly.
See also: errand, run

run an errand

also run errands
to make a short trip for a particular purpose I've got to run a few errands and then stop by my mother's house.
Usage notes: usually to buy or deliver something
See also: errand, run

run an errand

Go to perform a commission, as in I spent the morning running household errands-to the cleaners, the supermarket, the hardware store . [c. 1500]
See also: errand, run
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Offer to run an errand with him or say, "Let's go out for lunch tomorrow, just us.
He started the video after his sister got out of the car to run an errand.
I have come across knocked down traffic signs and lampposts across the city which may have been the result of minor accidents but in most cases, I notice these in places where people in a tearing hurry to quickly park and run an errand tried to squeeze past traffic and pedestrian signs put up by the police or municipality.
The girl had disappeared after her parents sent her to run an errand, reported state-run news agency MENA.
Gutierrez was at home with her cousins when they left to run an errand.
Spokesman Gary Thompson said: "Staff were asked to give their time to a charity, fund raise or just run an errand for a neighbour - making a real difference to lonely pensioners.
Staff will be asked to give their time to charity, raise funds for good causes - or just run an errand for a neighbour.
The girl, named Zhang Fangyu but known by the nickname Niu Niu, was in the care of her grandmother who left the apartment outside the city of Hangzhou to run an errand.
He would then follow the person until he or she parked their car and stopped to run an errand.
Staff will be able to leave their car at home and know that if they have to run an errand that requires a vehicle there is one waiting for them in the car park.
Fire Chief Dennis Perrone said the blaze was likely started by a fire in a fireplace that spread into the house when the homeowner, Andrew Hawke, left to run an errand.
The couple had been dining in the Chapel Brook restaurant, Huyton, in February 2002, whenMr Lamont left to run an errand.
Lesley disappeared on October 5, 1975, after leaving her home in Delamere Road, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, to run an errand for her mother.
The youngster disappeared after leaving home to run an errand for her mum.
The court heard ringleader Victoria Kidner, 18, forced Miss Davies to run an errand for food by threatening to cut off her toes and fingers with a knife.