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1 running /ˈrʌnɪŋ/ noun
1 running
/ˈrʌnɪŋ/
noun
Learner's definition of RUNNING
[noncount]
: the activity or sport of running
: the activity of managing or operating something usually + of
: the activity of bringing drugs, guns, etc., to a place illegally and secretly

in the running

: competing in a contest
: having a chance to win a contest

out of the running

: not competing in a contest
: having no chance to win a contest
2 running /ˈrʌnɪŋ/ adjective
2 running
/ˈrʌnɪŋ/
adjective
Learner's definition of RUNNING
always used before a noun
: operating or flowing
see also running water
: going on steadily or repeatedly for a long period of time
: made during the course of a process or activity
: done while running or immediately after running
American football used to describe play in which the ball is moved forward by running rather than by passing
: designed for use by runners
3 running /ˈrʌnɪŋ/ adverb
3 running
/ˈrʌnɪŋ/
adverb
Learner's definition of RUNNING
always used after a noun
: following or happening one after the other
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