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You'll have to run if you want to catch the bus.
A cat ran across the road in front of me.
I ran to the door and opened it.
We ran for shelter as soon as the rain started.
Sue's been running a mail-order business for ten years.
He was the man who ran Clinton's election campaign.
Don't leave the car engine running.
I ran the dishwasher even though it wasn't full.
Does your car run on petrol or diesel?
My laptop can run off the mains or a battery.
Tears were running down his face.
Blood ran from a wound in her leg.
a soap opera that has been running for many years
How long did the film run for?
The train only runs at weekends.
Do the buses run on time?
The train was running twenty minutes late.
A chill ran through me (=I suddenly felt frightened).
someone who studies the stars