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You'll have to run if you want to catch the school bus.
A cat ran across the road in front of me.
We ran for shelter as soon as the rain started.
I ran to the door and opened it.
Sue's been running a mail-order business for years.
He was the man who ran Clinton's election campaign.
Don't leave the engine running.
I ran the dishwasher even though it wasn't full.
Does your car run on premium or unleaded?
Tears were running down his face.
Blood ran from a wound in her leg.
The train only runs on the weekend.
The trains never seem to run on time.
The shuttle was running twenty minutes late.
a soap opera that has been running for many years
How long did the movie run for?
There was a path running through the middle of the forest.
A mountain range runs parallel to the western border.
A chill ran through me (=I suddenly felt frightened).
an extra sail sometimes fitted on the front of a boat used for racing
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