Synonyms of ran


1. run, travel rapidly, speed, hurry, zip

usage: move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time; "Don't run--you'll be out of breath"; "The children ran to the store"

2. scat, run, scarper, turn tail, lam, run away, hightail it, bunk, head for the hills, take to the woods, escape, fly the coop, break away, leave, go forth, go away

usage: flee; take to one's heels; cut and run; "If you see this man, run!"; "The burglars escaped before the police showed up"

3. run, go, pass, lead, extend, be

usage: stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point; "Service runs all the way to Cranbury"; "His knowledge doesn't go very far"; "My memory extends back to my fourth year of life"; "The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets"

4. operate, run, direct

usage: direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.; "She is running a relief operation in the Sudan"

5. run, go, be

usage: have a particular form; "the story or argument runs as follows"; "as the saying goes..."

6. run, flow, feed, course, move

usage: move along, of liquids; "Water flowed into the cave"; "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"

7. function, work, operate, go, run

usage: perform as expected when applied; "The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in"; "Does this old car still run well?"; "This old radio doesn't work anymore"

8. range, run, be

usage: change or be different within limits; "Estimates for the losses in the earthquake range as high as $2 billion"; "Interest rates run from 5 to 10 percent"; "The instruments ranged from tuba to cymbals"; "My students range from very bright to dull"

9. campaign, run, race, run

usage: run, stand, or compete for an office or a position; "Who's running for treasurer this year?"

10. play, run

usage: cause to emit recorded audio or video; "They ran the tapes over and over again"; "I'll play you my favorite record"; "He never tires of playing that video"

11. run, travel, go, move, locomote

usage: move about freely and without restraint, or act as if running around in an uncontrolled way; "who are these people running around in the building?"; "She runs around telling everyone of her troubles"; "let the dogs run free"

12. tend, be given, lean, incline, run, be

usage: have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined; "She tends to be nervous before her lectures"; "These dresses run small"; "He inclined to corpulence"

13. run, function, work, operate, go, run

usage: be operating, running or functioning; "The car is still running--turn it off!"

14. run, become, go, get

usage: change from one state to another; "run amok"; "run rogue"; "run riot"

15. run, process, treat

usage: cause to perform; "run a subject"; "run a process"

16. run, incur

usage: be affected by; be subjected to; "run a temperature"; "run a risk"

17. prevail, persist, die hard, run, endure, continue

usage: continue to exist; "These stories die hard"; "The legend of Elvis endures"

18. run, occur

usage: occur persistently; "Musical talent runs in the family"

19. run, execute, enforce, implement, apply

usage: carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine; "Run the dishwasher"; "run a new program on the Mac"; "the computer executed the instruction"

20. carry, run, circulate, circularize, circularise, distribute, disseminate, propagate, broadcast, spread, diffuse, disperse, pass around

usage: include as the content; broadcast or publicize; "We ran the ad three times"; "This paper carries a restaurant review"; "All major networks carried the press conference"

21. run, carry through, accomplish, execute, carry out, action, fulfill, fulfil

usage: carry out; "run an errand"

22. guide, run, draw, pass

usage: pass over, across, or through; "He ran his eyes over her body"; "She ran her fingers along the carved figurine"; "He drew her hair through his fingers"

23. run, lead, pass, make pass

usage: cause something to pass or lead somewhere; "Run the wire behind the cabinet"

24. run, succeed, win, come through, bring home the bacon, deliver the goods

usage: make without a miss

25. run, black market, trade, merchandise

usage: deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor

26. run, move, displace

usage: cause an animal to move fast; "run the dogs"

27. run, bleed, diffuse, spread, spread out, fan out

usage: be diffused; "These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to run"

28. run, sail

usage: sail before the wind

29. run, pass, go through, go across

usage: cover by running; run a certain distance; "She ran 10 miles that day"

30. run, run for, last, endure

usage: extend or continue for a certain period of time; "The film runs 5 hours"

31. run, free, liberate, release, unloose, unloosen, loose

usage: set animals loose to graze

32. run, consort, accompany

usage: keep company; "the heifers run with the bulls to produce offspring"

33. run, run

usage: run with the ball; in such sports as football

34. run, travel, go, move, locomote

usage: travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means; "Run to the store!"; "She always runs to Italy, because she has a lover there"

35. ply, run, travel, trip, jaunt

usage: travel a route regularly; "Ships ply the waters near the coast"

36. hunt, run, hunt down, track down, capture, catch

usage: pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals); "Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland"; "The dogs are running deer"; "The Duke hunted in these woods"

37. race, run, compete, vie, contend

usage: compete in a race; "he is running the Marathon this year"; "let's race and see who gets there first"

38. move, go, run, change

usage: progress by being changed; "The speech has to go through several more drafts"; "run through your presentation before the meeting"

39. melt, run, melt down, dissolve, resolve, break up

usage: reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating; "melt butter"; "melt down gold"; "The wax melted in the sun"

40. ladder, run, break, separate, split up, fall apart, come apart

usage: come unraveled or undone as if by snagging; "Her nylons were running"

41. run, unravel, disintegrate

usage: become undone; "the sweater unraveled"

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Definition and meaning of ran (Dictionary)