the runs


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the runs

vulgar 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

the runs

n. a case of diarrhea. I can’t believe those cute little hamburgers could give anybody the runs.
See also: run
References in classic literature ?
Here we are, dead beat, and yet I know we're close to the run in, if we knew the country.
So they tried back slowly and sorrowfully, and found the lane, and went limping down it, plashing in the cold puddly ruts, and beginning to feel how the run had taken it out of them.
Normally, these runs were longer than the runs that they had in their physical training classes.