run (something) by (one)(redirected from run something by someone)
run (something) by (one)
To casually explain something to one or inform one about something, typically in order to solicit their opinion or feedback. I have an idea I'd like to run by you. OK, run the plan by me one more time.
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.
run by someone
Try out on someone, as in Let me run this idea by you and see what you think of it. [Colloquial; 1900s]
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.