run an errand

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run an errand

To go out on a short trip to complete a specific task. Can you see if your father can come pick you up? I've been running errands all day, and I don't want to trek across town yet again. I'm just nipping out to run an errand. I'll be back straight away.
See also: errand, run

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

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
References in classic literature ?
Now where can we find some quiet place, Pa, in which I can wait for you while you go on an errand for me, if I send the carriage away?