give (someone or something) the run of (some place)

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give (someone or something) the run of (some place)

To allow a person or animal to move freely around an entire area. Now that the fence is up, we can finally give our dog the run of the backyard.
See also: give, of, run

give somebody/get/have the ˈrun of something

(informal) allow somebody/be allowed to use freely a house, etc. that belongs to another person: He was very kind and let us have the run of his house while he was at work.
See also: get, give, have, of, run, somebody, something
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