Definition of Run for

1. Verb. Extend or continue for a certain period of time. "The film runs 5 hours"

Exact synonyms: Run
Generic synonyms: Endure, Last



Definition of Run for

1. Verb. To try to obtain political position through the democratic voting process. ¹

2. Verb. (&lit run for) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Run For

run away
run away with
run back
run bases
run batted in
run book
run by
run chase
run chases
run circles around
run circles round
run counter
run down
run down the clock
run dry
run for (current term)
run for it
run for office
run for one's money
run for the hills
run for the roses
run hot and cold
run in
run in the family
run interference
run into
run into the ground
run like a top
run like the wind
run low

Literary usage of Run for

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1. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1846)
"He 's been run for a year by Sir Toby Blaze, who would not have taken two hundred pounds for him, but Sir Toby was a little run out at the elbows, I reckon, ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"Let tfi, u*t be the weights of main girders per ft. run for a live load /- per ft. run and spans /j, /* Then Now lei и-/, »i* be the girder weights per ft. ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"In 1710 the first gold cup said to have been given by the queen, of 60 guineas value, was run for by six-year-old horses carrying 12 stone each, ..."

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