run for


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run for something

 
1. to travel quickly by running to a place of safety. The picnickers ran for the shelter when the rain started to fall. Tom and Jane ran for the house as soon as they heard your call.
2. to try to be elected to a particular office. Who's going to run for president? I am running for mayor.
See also: run

run for

v.
1. To flee toward something or some place, especially for shelter or safety: When it started to rain, we ran for shelter.
2. To compete to be elected to some office or position: Four nominees ran for club treasurer.
See also: run
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