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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyrun by
he/she/itruns by
present participlerunning by
past tenseran by
past participlerun by
  1. 1
    run something by someone to tell someone your ideas so that they can give you their opinion

    Can I run a few ideas by you?

  2. 2
    run that by me again spoken used for asking someone to repeat what they have just said
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to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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