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run wildto go unchecked, to be out of controlRate it:

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a wild goose never laid a tame eggmost things are inherited and predeterminedRate it:

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go wildGo ahead; do as you please used to grant permission for or to give endorsement of a suggestion or proposal, especially when the speaker is not interested in the outcome of the proposal.Rate it:

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sow one's wild oatsTo indulge in a period of irresponsible behavior, particularly sexually; Often used in reference to young adults or to the recently divorced.Rate it:

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sow one's wild oatsTo spread one's genes around by impregnating many females.Rate it:

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walk on the wild sideAn occasion or incident involving adventurous, risky, or morally questionable behavior.Rate it:

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walk on the wild sideTo behave in an adventurous, risky, or morally questionable manner.Rate it:

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wild cherryUsed other than as an idiom: see wild, cherry.Rate it:

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wild cherryThe uncultivated cherry tree, Prunus avium, native to Europe and western Asia.Rate it:

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wild cherryPrunus serotina of North America.Rate it:

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wild cherryThe fruit of these trees.Rate it:

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wild horsesA force not subject to human control and normally stronger than a man.Rate it:

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wild horsesPlural form of wild horse.Rate it:

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wild turkeyUsed other than as an idiom: see wild, turkey.Rate it:

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wild turkeyA large gamebird, Meleagris gallopavo, native to North America.Rate it:

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wild-goose chaseA futile search, a fruitless errand; a useless and often lengthy pursuit.Rate it:

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wild-goose chaseA task whose execution is inordinately complex relative to the value of the outcome.Rate it:

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hit a home runAccomplish a difficult task, design a spectacular approach, display an outstanding solution.Rate it:

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run aboutTo be very busy doing many different things.Rate it:

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run awayTo flee by running.Rate it:

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run downTo hit someone with a car or other vehicle and injure or kill them.Rate it:

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run forTo try to obtain political position through the democratic voting process.Rate it:

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the course of true love never did run smoothThere will always be problems in a relationship.Rate it:

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run around withTo spend a lot of time with a person or group of people. Often used to talk about a person's group of friends that one does not like much.Rate it:

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run toTo reach a particular maximum amount, size, value, etc.Rate it:

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dry runA practice; a rehearsal.Rate it:

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run acrossTo cross by running.Rate it:

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run afterTo chase.Rate it:

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run aroundTo be very busy doing many different things.Rate it:

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run away withTo leave secretly with another person. Usually with the intention of getting married or of living together against the wishes of the family.Rate it:

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run away withTo be misled by imagining that one's desires can come true.Rate it:

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run byTo repeat some information.Rate it:

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run inAlternative spelling of run-in.Rate it:

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run offTo flee or depart quickly.Rate it:

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run off withTo leave with someone with the intention of living with them or marrying them. Usually in secret because other people think it is wrong.Rate it:

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run off withTo steal or abscond.Rate it:

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run overTo drive over, causing injury or death.Rate it:

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run overTo briefly describe.Rate it:

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run throughTo go through by running.Rate it:

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run throughTo pervade, of a quality that is characteristic of a group, organisation, or system.Rate it:

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run toTo reach the limit of one's abilities or tastes.Rate it:

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run upOf a bowler, to run, or walk up to the bowling crease in order to bowl a ball.Rate it:

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run around afterTo spend a lot of time doing things for another person or group of people. Often used when that person could reasonably do the things for themselves.Rate it:

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run intoTo enter by running.Rate it:

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run acrossTo find or discover by chance.Rate it:

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run awayTo leave home, or other place of residence, usually unannounced, or to make good on a threat, with such action usually performed by a child or juvenile.Rate it:

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run backTo take someone home by car. Give someone a lift to their house.Rate it:

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run byTo inform someone briefly of the main points of an idea.Rate it:

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run downTo criticize someone or an organisation, often unfairly.Rate it:

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run downTo find something or someone after searching for a long time.Rate it:

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