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Phrasal Verbs with Run: List I
Run away: Flee by running
He ran away from home when he was just a teenager.
They witnessed the suspect running away from the crime scene.
She decided to run away and start a new life in a different city.
Run away with: Leave secretly with another person
He ran away with his girlfriend and eloped without telling anyone.
They were shocked when their daughter decided to run away with her boyfriend.
She couldn't believe her best friend would run away with her ex-partner.
Run away with: Steal and get away with it
He managed to run away with the priceless painting from the museum.
They were known for their ability to run away with small trinkets from stores without getting caught.
She had a reputation for running away with valuable items and selling them on the black market.
Run away with: Be misled
He let his imagination run away with him and started believing in unrealistic dreams.
They were cautious not to let rumors run away with their judgment.
She warned her friend not to let emotions run away with her and make impulsive decisions.
Run back: Take someone home by car; to give someone a lift to their house
He offered to run her back after the party since it was late and she didn't have a ride.
They had to run their friends back after the event, ensuring everyone reached home safely.
She asked her neighbor to run her back from the airport since she had heavy luggage.
Run back: Rewind a film or cassette
He accidentally skipped a scene and had to run the movie back to catch what he missed.
They needed to run the video back to review an important detail.
She had to run the tape back to hear the part she didn't understand.
Run by: Inform someone briefly of the main points of an idea
He quickly ran the plan by his team before presenting it to the management.
They decided to run the proposal by their advisors for feedback.
She wanted to run the concept by her colleagues to gauge their interest.
Run by: Briefly stop at a location for a particular purpose
He needed to run by the bank to deposit a check before heading home.
They planned to run by the grocery store to pick up a few items for dinner.
She had to run by the post office to mail an important document.
Run down: Hit someone with a car or other vehicle and injure or kill them
He accidentally ran down a pedestrian who suddenly crossed the road.
They were shocked when their car ran a cyclist down at the intersection.
She felt devastated after her car ran a stray cat down on the street.
Run down: Criticize someone or an organization, often unfairly
He would constantly run down his colleagues, undermining their efforts.
They didn't appreciate others running their project down without understanding the full context.
She refused to run down the company she used to work for, even though she had disagreements with its practices.
Run down: Find something or someone after searching for a long time
He ran down the missing documents in the office archives after hours of searching.
They finally ran the lost keys down in the last place they expected.
She managed to run the contact information down and reached out to the person she was looking for.
Run down: Lose power slowly
The old car's battery was running down and needed to be replaced.
They realized their phone's battery was running down and quickly looked for a charger.
She noticed that the flashlight's power was running down, so she turned it off to save energy.
Run down: Read quickly
Run down: Reduce the size or stock levels of a business, often with a view to closure
They decided to run down the operations of the factory due to declining demand.
The company had to run down its inventory before relocating to a new facility.
She planned to run down her online store gradually as she transitioned to a different career.
Run for it: To run very quickly in order to escape from someone or something
He saw the security guard approaching and decided to run for it.
They spotted the storm approaching and knew they had to run for it.
She dropped her bag and started to run for it when she heard a loud noise behind her.
Run in: Arrest
He was run in by the police for shoplifting.
They were run in by the authorities for illegal gambling.
She heard that her neighbor had been run in for vandalism.
Run in: Use new machinery at less than full speed, preventing damage
They ran in the new engine to ensure it would function properly.
He was careful to run in the power tools before using them at full capacity.
She followed the manufacturer's instructions to run in the newly purchased appliance.
Run into: Enter by running
He ran into the building to escape the rain.
They ran into the store to buy some snacks.
She ran into the classroom just as the bell rang.
Run into: Collide with
He wasn't paying attention and ran into a lamppost.
They accidentally ran into each other while walking down the street.
She bumped into a coworker and ran into them at the office corridor.
Run into: Encounter or meet unexpectedly
He ran into an old friend at the grocery store.
They frequently run into their neighbors while walking their dogs in the park.
She happened to run into her favorite actor at a café.
Run into: Cause to blend into
He used a sponge to run the colors into each other on the canvas.
They gently ran the brush into the wet paint to create a smooth gradient.
She applied a thin layer of varnish to run the finish into the wood.
Run low: Near the end of a supply of something; to be nearly running out
They noticed that the milk in the refrigerator was running low and made a note to buy more.
He realized that his gas tank was running low and decided to fill it up before the long drive.
She checked her bank account and saw that her funds were running low, prompting her to cut back on expenses.
Run off: Flee or depart quickly
He heard a loud noise and decided to run off in the opposite direction.
They managed to run off before the security guard could catch them.
She saw her ex-boyfriend at the party and felt the need to run off to avoid any awkward interactions.