something that drains or flows off, as rain that flows off from the land in streams.
a final contest held to determine a victor after earlier contests have eliminated the weaker contestants.
a deciding final contest held after one in which there has been no decisive victor, as between two contestants who have tied for first place.
Also called rundown. a continual or prolonged reduction, especially in quantity or supply:
a runoff in bank deposits; a sharp runoff in business inventories.
Stock Exchange. the final prices appearing on the ticker after the closing bell is rung for the trading day.
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. (especially in the southern U.S.) a second primary between the two leading candidates of the first primary to provide nomination by majority rather than by plurality.
- Run of luck
Also, run of bad luck. A continued spell of good (or bad) fortune, as in The builder had a run of luck with day after day of good weather, or Nothing was going right; he was having a long run of bad luck. Originally used mainly in games of chance, this idiom was first recorded […]
[ruhn-uh v-th uh-mahyn] /ˈrʌn əv ðəˈmaɪn/ adjective 1. of or relating to ore or coal that is crude, ungraded, etc. 2. common or ordinary; run-of-the-mill: a boring, run-of-the-mine performance.