Phrasal Verbs with Run: List II
Run off: Make photocopies, or print
Could you please run off a few copies of this document for me?
She quickly ran off the meeting agenda before the participants arrived.
They need to run off some flyers to promote the event.
Run off: Write something quickly
I'll just run off a note to remind myself of the important points.
He decided to run off a quick email to let them know about the change in plans.
She ran off a short memo summarizing the main discussion points.
Run off: Pour or spill off or over
The hot coffee ran off the edge of the cup and onto the table.
Be careful not to fill the glass too much, or it might run off.
She accidentally bumped into the container, causing the liquid to run off the counter.
Run off: Chase someone away
The security guard ran off the intruders before they could cause any damage.
His barking dog ran off the stray cat from the backyard.
They tried to run off the birds that were nesting near the windows.
Run off: Operate by a particular energy source
This machine can run off solar power, making it environmentally friendly.
The generator can run off both gasoline and propane.
The car is designed to run off electric batteries.
Run off with: Leave with someone with the intention of living with them or marrying them
They fell in love and decided to run off with each other.
She left her hometown to run off with her partner and start a new life.
He's planning to run off with his girlfriend and elope.
Run off with: Steal or abscond
Someone ran off with my wallet when I wasn't looking.
They discovered that a valuable painting had been run off with from the museum.
She suspected that her business partner had run off with the company funds.
Run on: Continue without interruption
The conference ran on smoothly despite the technical difficulties.
Once the power was restored, the event ran on as planned.
The party ran on late into the night.
Run on: Using a certain time zone
The train schedule is run on Eastern Standard Time.
The international conference will run on Greenwich Mean Time.
We need to ensure that all our clocks run on Central European Time.
Run on: Continue talking for a long time
He tends to run on about his favorite hobby whenever he gets the chance.
They had to cut her off because she wouldn't stop running on about her vacation.
She ran on for hours, telling stories from her travels.
Run on: Operate with a particular energy source
These vehicles run on gasoline and are not electric.
The factory aims to run on renewable energy sources to reduce its carbon footprint.
His watch runs on a small battery that needs to be replaced regularly.
Run out: Use up; to consume all of something
I need to go to the store because we've run out of milk.
They ran out of patience waiting for the delayed flight.
She realized she had run out of clean clothes and needed to do laundry.
Run out: Expire, to come to an end
The warranty on the appliance will run out next month.
The subscription to the magazine ran out after a year.
The contract with the supplier is set to run out at the end of the year.
Run out: Extend a piece of material, or clothing
She ran out the measuring tape to check the length of the fabric.
They had to run out the tablecloth to cover the entire dining table.
He asked the tailor to run out the hem of the pants to make them longer.
Run out on: Leave a partner or commitment suddenly and without prior warning
He ran out on his family, leaving them devastated.
They were shocked when their business partner ran out on the joint project.
She couldn't believe her boyfriend would run out on their relationship without any explanation.
Run over: Exceed the allotted time
The presentation ran over by 15 minutes due to the detailed discussion.
They had to rush through the last part of the meeting because it was running over.
She apologized for running over the scheduled time and promised to be more efficient next time.
Run over: Cross by running
He quickly ran over the busy street to catch the bus on the other side.
They decided to run over to the store to grab some groceries.
She carefully looked both ways before running over to her friend's house.
Run over: Drive over, causing injury or death
The cyclist was run over by a truck at the intersection.
They witnessed a car accident where one vehicle ran over the other.
She narrowly avoided being run over by a speeding car.
Run over: Describe briefly
He asked her to run over the main points of the presentation before the meeting.
They quickly ran over the key findings of the report during the discussion.
She decided to run over the steps of the process one more time for clarity.
Run over: Rehearse quickly
He asked the actors to run over the scene one more time before the performance.
They needed to run over the dance routine a few more times to perfect it.
She decided to run over the song with the band to ensure they were in sync.
Run over: Overflow
The sink was clogged, causing the water to run over onto the floor.
They forgot to turn off the faucet, and the bathtub ran over with water.
She accidentally filled the pot too much, and it ran over onto the stove.
Run past: Bring an idea or proposal to the attention of someone in order to obtain their opinion
He wanted to run the idea past his colleagues before presenting it to the management.
They decided to run the proposal past the board of directors for their input.
She thought it would be a good idea to run the plan past her mentor for feedback.
Run through: Summarize briefly
Let me quickly run through the main points of the presentation.
They ran through the agenda for the meeting in just a few minutes.
She gave a run-through of the project timeline to the team.
Run through: Repeat something
Can you run through that explanation one more time?
He decided to run through his speech before the big event.
She ran through the steps of the dance routine to ensure everyone knew their part.
Run through: Use completely, in a short space of time
They ran through all the supplies in just a few hours.
She ran through her entire budget for the month in a matter of days.
They ran through the snacks during the party, leaving nothing behind.
Run through: Pervade, of a quality that is characteristic of a group, organization, or system
An atmosphere of professionalism runs through the entire company.
A sense of community runs through their organization, fostering collaboration.
Excellence runs through every aspect of their work, from design to execution.
Run through: Impale a person with a blade, usually a sword
In the battle, he ran through his enemies with his sword.
She swiftly ran through the intruder, defending herself with a spear.
They watched in horror as the knight ran his lance through his opponent.
Run to: Reach a particular maximum amount, size, value, etc.
The total cost of the project runs to several million dollars.
The length of the report runs to over 100 pages.
The repair bill for the car runs to more than they expected.
Run to: Reach the limit of one's abilities or tastes
Her patience runs to a certain extent, but everyone has their limits.
His knowledge of the subject only runs to the basics.
My interest in that type of music doesn't run to heavy metal.
Run up: Hasten to a destination
He ran up the stairs to catch the departing train.
They quickly ran up to the front of the line before it got too long.
She ran up to the store to grab some last-minute supplies.
Run up: Make something, usually an item of clothing, very quickly
She ran up a dress for the party the night before.
They needed to run up a few banners for the event.
He can run up a pair of pants in no time with his sewing skills.
Run up: Bring a flag to the top of its flagpole
During the ceremony, they ran up the national flag.
They took turns raising and running up different flags to mark the occasion.
He proudly ran up the team's flag to celebrate their victory.
Run up: Rise; to swell; to grow; to increase
The costs of the project ran up unexpectedly.
They saw their profits run up over the past year.
The number of attendees at the conference ran up significantly.
Run up: Accumulate a debt
She ran up a huge credit card debt while shopping online.
They didn't realize they were running up a bill for using the phone abroad.
He warned his friend not to run up excessive expenses during their vacation.
Run up: Thrust up, as anything long and slender
She ran up her umbrella to shield herself from the rain.
They ran up the mast to hoist the sail on the sailboat.
He quickly ran up the flagpole to fix the flag that had come loose.
Run up against: Begin to encounter problems with someone or something
They ran up against unexpected difficulties when implementing the new system.
She didn't expect to run up against so much resistance from the team.
He started to run up against challenges in his project that he hadn't anticipated.
Run up on: To confront someone with hostility
He didn't expect to run up on his old rival at the party.
They ran up on a group of protesters during their peaceful march.
She was surprised when the angry customer ran up on her at the store.
Run with: Proceed with; accept
They decided to run with her idea and incorporate it into the project.
He suggested a different approach, but they chose to run with his original plan.
She presented her proposal, and they agreed to run with it as the starting point.