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run

1. verb, informal To leave or depart, especially very quickly or suddenly. Sorry, I've got to run. I'll call you tomorrow to go over the project in greater detail. A: "Do you want another drink?" B: "No, I'd better run. I have an early start tomorrow."
2. noun, slang A period of frequent and extended use of a particular drug; a drug binge. Usually used in combinations. It turns out he had been on a cocaine run for nearly three months straight, and he had spent almost all of their savings during that time. I nearly died on that last heroin run. This time, I'm doing whatever it takes to get clean.

run its course

To progress along something's natural course and conclude at its normal pace. (Used especially in reference to illness and disease.) Unfortunately, there's no treatment for this kind of infection. You just have to let it run its course. Don't stress about Susan's new boyfriend. I'm sure it's just a summer thing—it will run its course before she goes back to school. The president said he would rather let the economy run its course than try to manipulate it with a stimulus package.
See also: course, run

the runs

slang A case of diarrhea. I get the runs when I drink too much coffee, so I tend to avoid it altogether. Something I ate has been giving me the runs all day.
See also: run
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run

1. n. a session or period of time spent doing something; a period of time when something happens. The market had a good run today.
2. tv. to transport contraband, alcohol, or drugs. Harry the Horse used to run booze during prohibition.
3. n. an act of transporting contraband. Four soldiers were killed during a run.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

run

/take its course
To follow its natural progression or development: Should we let the illness run its course?
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References in classic literature ?
"Well, I'm going to have a try," said Tadpole; "it's the last run of the half, and if a fellow gets in at the end big-side stands ale and bread and cheese and a bowl of punch; and the Cock's such a famous place for ale."
After calling-over, sure enough there were two boys at the door, calling out, "Big-side hare-and-hounds meet at White Hall;" and Tom, having girded himself with leather strap, and left all superfluous clothing behind, set off for White Hall, an old gable-ended house some quarter of a mile from the town, with East, whom he had persuaded to join, notwithstanding his prophecy that they could never get in, as it was the hardest run of the year.
At the meet they found some forty or fifty boys, and Tom felt sure, from having seen many of them run at football, that he and East were more likely to get in than they.
We run into the Cock, and every one who comes in within a quarter of an hour of the hares'll be counted, if he has been round Barby church." Then came a minute's pause or so, and then the watches are pocketed, and the pack is led through the gateway into the field which the hares had first crossed.
The scent, though still good, is not so thick; there is no need of that, for in this part of the run every one knows the line which must be taken, and so there are no casts to be made, but good downright running and fencing to be done.
However, it's all over at last, and they have run over nothing but an old pig in Southam Street.
"Well, be quick some of you, that's all," said the great man, as he turned out of bed, and putting on his slippers, went out into the great passage, which runs the whole length of the bedrooms, to get his Sunday habiliments out of his portmanteau.
Third match: Melsi Eleven defeated Bahria Eleven by 7 runs. Melsi Eleven batted first, scored 53 runs in 4 overs, and Bahria Eleven made 46 runs.
+4 RACE RATING df11 Sep 12 Musselburgh 1m5f Hcp 1.Adele 2.Agent Gibbs 3.Mister Rockandroll 7 ran Record of first three: 1 win from 3 runs - Agent Gibbs = +1 Record of last six: 1 win from 1 run - Swaheen = +3 Total record: 2 wins from 4 runs (50%) for a profit of +PS9 to PS1 levels.
Gardner -- Devin Williams 34 run (Peter Gallant kick)
It can be run out of a single back set with a slot receiver running the underneath shovel or with a two-back set (Diags.
For the bike and the run, the course criteria to consider are similar.
By separately analyzing these components, you can learn not only to identify how hard you are working without a heart rate monitor, but also to recognize how exertion changes from moment to moment during a run. Heart and breathing rate are fairly self-explanatory, but it is useful to define the others in more detail: power is the sense of muscle strength you are applying to a run, tempo is the rate at which your arms and legs are moving, and intensity is your relative sense of comfort or discomfort.
A nine-layer line without auto die correction reportedly can run a seven-layer structure with [+ or -] 5% gauge variation, whereas the best control that a seven-layer line could achieve on a similar film structure would be [+ or -] 6% variation.