The word ‘run’ can mean many different things. As a verb, the meaning is to move faster than walking, manage or to flow.
- The dog is running around the park. (move faster than walking)
- I run my own bakery. (manage)
- I’ll run you a bath. (flow)
Run is an irregular verb. The past tense is ran and the past participle is run.
phrasal verbs with run
Phrasal verbs with ‘run’ include:
- Run after (chase)
- Run along (leave)
- Run around (be busy)
- Run away (leave)
- Run down (hit with a vehicle)
- Run for (compete to be elected)
- Run in with (argue)
- Run into (meet by accident)
- Run off (escape)
- Run on (powered by)
- Run out of (have none left)
- Run over (hit with a vehicle)
- Run through (rehearse)
- Run to (go to someone for help)
- Run up (spend lots of money)
- Run with (take control of)
Let’s learn the meaning of the phrasal verbs that contain the verb ‘run’ in more detail and see some examples in use.
idioms with verbs – RUN
Did you know that many idiomatic expressions (idioms) in English also contain a lot of verbs? Just like phrasal verbs, idioms are a major part of the English language (slang in particular). They are used constantly amongst native English speakers and are handy to know and understand.
Now you’ve learnt all the phrasal verbs with run, how about learning the idioms with run too?