noun, Chiefly Caribbean.
a tavern or shop selling liquor.
verb (used without object), ran, run, running. 1. to go quickly by moving the legs more rapidly than at a walk and in such a manner that for an instant in each step all or both feet are off the ground. 2. to move with haste; act quickly: Run upstairs and get the iodine. 3. […]
noun 1. a small, light automobile or other vehicle, usually with an open top; roadster. 2. a small pleasure motorboat. 3. a person who roves around from place to place or group to group. noun 1. a small car, esp one for use in a town 2. a light aircraft 3. a light motorboat 4. […]
- Run a fever
Also, run a temperature. Suffer from a body temperature higher than normal, as in She was running a fever so I kept her home from school. These idioms use run in the sense of “cause to move,” in this case upward. [ Early 1900s ]
- Run against
1. Also, run up against or run into. Encounter something, especially a difficulty, unexpectedly. For example, We didn’t know we’d run up against so much opposition, or He ran into trouble with his taxes. [ Late 1300s ] 2. Work against, as in Public sentiment ran against her. [ Late 1300s ] 3. Oppose for […]