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run (something) by (one)

To casually explain something to someone; to inform someone about something. I have an idea I'd like to run by you. OK, run the plan by me one more time.
See also: run

run by (some place)

To briefly visit or stop at some location, especially so one can collect something. I just need to run by the office and get my phone charger. Do you mind if we run by the grocery store to pick up some milk on the way home?
See also: run

run something by (someone) (again)

to explain something to someone again; to say something to someone again. I didn't hear you. Please run that by me again. Please run it by so we can all hear it.
See also: run

run by

1. To run near or alongside someone or something: We were walking in the woods when suddenly a big moose ran by.
2. To encounter something while walking or running: We ran by two waterfalls during our hike in the mountains.
3. To tell, explain, or demonstrate something to someone: Please run those instructions by me again—I didn't hear them all.
4. To come to some place for a brief period of time: I ran by the store after work to pick up some milk.
See also: run
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Tied 3-3 at the half, the Mustangs (1-1) took the second-half kickoff and marched 76 yards on 11 plays, culminating with a 1-yard touchdown run by tailback Keola Asuega.
Marshall opened the scoring on a 34-yard run by Daniel McHenry in the second quarter.
Offensive lineman Manzel Meymarain ran a ``fumblerooskie'' play 30 yards to set up Hoover's first score, a 6-yard run by Shepard.
Chaminade 7, El Camino Real 4: The visiting Eagles (2-0) opened the top of the eighth inning with a solo home run by Chris Martinez and followed with four unearned runs to edge the Conquistadores (0-3).
Hart took a 14-0 lead following a 1-yard touchdown run by Billy Brecht and a 76-yard scoring pass from David Neill to Jared Bazar.
Woods raced 49 yards for a touchdown on the game's second play from scrimmage and a 54-yard run by Newton set up a 1-yard quarterback sneak by Myles Meeden with 4:19 left in the first.
Peninsula (10-1) kept it close on a 1-yard run by Danny Maloney, but the Centurions moved 62 yards in four plays, with Kobe finding Johnson for the game-clinching score.