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run roughshod overTo treat roughly or without care, respect, or moderation; to act without control; to damage.Rate it:

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against the run of playContrary to the flow of the game.Rate it:

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dummy runA trial or practice before the real attempt.Rate it:

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have the run ofTo have permission or freedom to move around throughout an area or to use something at will.Rate it:

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hold with the hare and run with the houndsTo oppose an action or behavior and yet engage in the same action or behavior; to be a hypocrite.Rate it:

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hold with the hare and run with the houndsTo remain neutral by attempting to placate two factions or both sides of a controversy.Rate it:

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home runbaseball termRate it:

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home runA four-base hit, a homer.Rate it:

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home runA success; especially, a popular success.Rate it:

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home runSexual Intercourse.Rate it:

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home runThe portion of a journey that ends at home.Rate it:

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in the long runAfter a very long time; eventually; over a long period of time; more generally.Rate it:

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in the short runLasting only a short time, shortsightedly.Rate it:

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long runAn extended period of time.Rate it:

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make someone's blood run coldTo cause a person to feel fear, horror, dread, or strong forboding.Rate it:

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on the runConstantly traveling or moving from place to place.Rate it:

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on the runFleeing.Rate it:

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one can run but one can't hideThere is nothing someone can do to evade something.You can run but you can't hide.Rate it:

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proverbs run in pairsEvery proverb seems to be contradicted by another proverb with an opposed message, such as "too many cooks spoil the broth" and "many hands make light work."1863, Sir Richard Burton, Abeokuta and the Camaroons Mountains, vol. 1, Tinsley (London), p. 309:Moreover, all the world over, proverbs run in pairs, and pull both ways: for the most part one neutralizes, by contradiction, the other.Rate it:

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rat runA small road that people venture down when they want to sneak off the motorway and take a short cut.Rate it:

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rat run/runningA small, usually minor road used by a significant amount of traffic as a short cut or to avoid congestion on more major routes.Rate it:

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rat run/runningTo drive through residential streets to avoid congestion on the main roads.Rate it:

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re runrepeatRate it:

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run a bathTo fill a bathtub with water in preparation for taking a bath.Rate it:

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run a mileTo escape, flee or leave a situation or relationship, usually as a result of a shocking or sudden announcement or revelation.Rate it:

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run a red lightTo pass through the traffic light when the red light is on.Rate it:

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run a red lightTo enter a restricted area. To trespass.Rate it:

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run a red lightTo falsely accuse someone of wrongdoing.Rate it:

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run a red lightTo pass a political bill that is clearly based on false premises.Rate it:

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run a red lightTo claim a position that one does not rightfully earn.Rate it:

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run afoul ofTo become entangled in; to run aground on.Rate it:

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run afoul ofTo contravene.Rate it:

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run afterTo make a determined effort to win someone's affections.Rate it:

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run amokTo go on a rampage; to be in an uncontrollable rage.Rate it:

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run around like a chicken with its head cut offTo act in a haphazard or aimless way; to act frantically or without control.Rate it:

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run awayescapeRate it:

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run backTo rewind a film or cassette.Rate it:

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run circles aroundTo outperform by a great margin.Rate it:

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run counterTo defy or oppose something, especially an expectation, custom, or social standard.Rate it:

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run downTo lose power slowly. Used for a machine, battery, or other powered device.Rate it:

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run downTo reduce the size or stock levels of a business, often with a view to closure.Rate it:

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run downderelictRate it:

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run down the clockTo waste time at the end of a match such that it is terminated by running out of time, or during a match so a time penalty is made less severe.Rate it:

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run for officeTo seek political power.Rate it:

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run for one's moneyA difficult challenge for the person indicated, especially one involving a competitive situation.Rate it:

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run for one's moneyA reasonable opportunity to succeed, perform acceptably, or escape harm, especially in a difficult situation.Rate it:

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run for the hillsFlee.Rate it:

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run for the rosesA college football game or series of games played with the ultimate goal of qualifying for the championship Rose Bowl game.Rate it:

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run for the rosesA hard-fought competition or demanding challenge of any kind.Rate it:

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run for the rosesNickname for the Kentucky Derby horse race.Rate it:

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