run an errand

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run an errand

To make a short trip to complete a specific task or chore. 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 stepping out to run an errand. I'll be back soon.
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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]
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As Fast Company reports, with a robotic arm and a set of wheels on its base, Moxi can be pre-programmed to run errands around the hospital such as running errands around the floor or dropping off specimens for analysis at a lab.
Alphabet's (GOOGL) Waymo announced in a blog post: "We know from our early riders that most of their rides are to run errands, shop for groceries, commute to work, head to dinner or fix their personal vehicles...Riders spend a significant portion of time each week running errands and shopping.
It is also painful to see the Jinnah cap perched on the heads of prime ministers when they take oath of office, and therafter the Jinnah cap is only to be seen on the peons running errands in the parliament and government offices.
Footage shared with the Mirror shows the mum-of-one running errands last Wednesday afternoon.
Also exempted are those attending parties or other celebrations, as well as minors running errands or doing chores.
A DRIVER disguised his car as an ambulance, using a flashing blue light, as he sped around running errands for his wife.
Police still searching for woman who vanished running errands
Or if it's a casual dinner you're going to or just running errands for the day, they also carry a large selection of jeans and tops to carry you from day to evening!
However, he must first pay for his trip, and will be dressing up as Santa and running errands at Moathouse Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre in exchange for donations.
Summary: Asda is to offer 15,000 teens the chance of a week's worth of "real" work experience rather than simply making tea or running errands.
Wear them around the house, while running errands in town or while sitting around the campfire in hunting camp with friends.
The survey says there are some chores inside the house with which men claim to help and women are also believed to partake in running errands outside the house.
Around one-in-eight Britons have elderly parents or in-laws who need care or assistance, with most people spending around eight hours a week visiting and running errands for them, although one-in-five people spent more than 16 hours a week caring for them.
Iridium 8 offered lifestyle management, and Jason said that as they built up the business they noticed more and more personal requests, such as running errands.
The child who delights in a box of raisins while running errands with Mom is far more likely to develop decay than the child who eats the box of raisins, with lunch.