run into
Meet by accident
run away
Escape from people chasing you
Leave home because of problems with other family members or to elope
run out of
Have none left
run off
Make photocopies
run across
Meet or find accidentally
run on
Be powered by
run in
Arrest, take to police station for questioning
Drive a new car carefully in order not to damage the engine
Pay a casual visit
run over
Explain quickly
Hit with a vehicle
Exceed a time limit
run around after
To spend a lot of time doing things for another person or group of people. Often used when that person could reasonably do the things for themselves.
run out
Alternative spelling of runout
run off with
(idiomatic, transitive) To leave with someone with the intention of living with them or marrying them. Usually in secret because other people think it is wrong.
(idiomatic, transitive) To steal or abscond.
run around with
To spend a lot of time with a person or group of people. Often used to talk about a person's group of friends that one does not like much.
run through
Practise a dramatic work like a play quickly
Stab or wound deeply with a knife, sword, etc.
run to
Go to someone for help
Include in things you like
Have enough money to buy something, often negative
run around
Be very busy doing many things
run for
Campaign for a position
run about
To be very busy doing many different things.
run up
Move quickly to where someone is
Hoist, raise a flag
Do or make something very quickly
Spend a lot of money on credit
run up against
Encounter problems, often unexpected
run up on
Approach someone without their knowing
run after
Chase, pursue
Try to become romantically involved with someone
run with
Keep company, normally bad
run along
Go away, leave (often as an imperative)
run down
Hit a pedestrian with a vehicle
Lose energy or power
Criticise, disparage
Find the source or origin of something
run against
Oppose, make difficulties
run by
To inform someone briefly of the main points of an idea; to bring an idea or proposal to the attention of someone (especially in order to obtain their opinion of it).
run away with
To leave secretly with another person. Usually with the intention of getting married or of living together against the wishes of the family.
To be misled by imagining that one's desires can come true.
run back
To take someone home by car. Give someone a lift to their house.
To rewind a film or cassette
run out on
To leave a partner suddenly and without prior warning.