have/run a temperature
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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have/run a ˈtemperaturehave a higher body temperature than normal: She’s got a terrible headache and she’s running a temperature.
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