one of the crosspieces, usually rounded, forming the steps of a ladder.
a rounded or shaped piece fixed horizontally, for strengthening purposes, as between the legs of a chair.
a spoke of a wheel.
a stout stick, rod, or bar, especially one of rounded section, forming a piece in something framed or constructed.
a stage in a scale, level in a hierarchy, etc.; degree:
He rose a few rungs in the company.
one of the bars or rods that form the steps of a ladder
a crosspiece between the legs of a chair, etc
(nautical) a spoke on a ship’s wheel or a handle projecting from the periphery
(dialect) a cudgel or staff
the past participle of ring2
- Run high
Be intense, as in Feelings are running high on the issue of raising taxes. This expression, first recorded in 1711, transfers the strong currents or tides that make for high waves to human concerns.
- Run hog-wild
go hog-wild run hog-wild
adjective 1. consisting of or set down in runes: runic inscriptions. 2. having some secret or mysterious meaning: runic rhyme. 3. (of ornamental knots, figures, etc.) of an interlaced form seen on ancient monuments, metalwork, etc., of the northern European peoples. 4. of the ancient Scandinavian class or type, as literature or poetry. jargon Obscure, […]
noun 1. a quarrel; argument. 2. Printing. matter that is added to a text, especially without indenting for a new paragraph. adjective 3. Printing. added to a text without indenting. run-in