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Definition of running:

  1. Continuous; keeping along step by step; as, he stated the facts with a running explanation.
  2. Discharging pus; as, a running sore.
  3. Extending by a slender climbing or trailing stem; as, a running vine.
  4. Flowing; easy; cursive; as, a running hand.
  5. Having a running gait; not a trotter or pacer.
  6. Moving or advancing by running.
  7. of Run
  8. Successive; one following the other without break or intervention; - said of periods of time; as, to be away two days running; to sow land two years running.
  9. That which runs or flows; the quantity of a liquid which flows in a certain time or during a certain operation; as, the first running of a still.
  10. The act of one who, or of that which runs; as, the running was slow.
  11. The discharge from an ulcer or other sore.
  12. trained and kept for running races; as, a running horse.


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