Recently, I did a post on running.
So today’s theme continues with the verb “run” but in a different way – phrasal verbs.
Here are 8 phrasal verbs that contain the word “run”.
Run after: To chase
Real world sentence: We ran after the dog.
Run amok: To run wild
Real world sentence: Kids are running amok at the playground.
Run wild: To behave how one wants; similar to run amok
Real world sentence: We just let our dogs run wild at the dog park.
Run by (someone) (1): To repeat, say again, clarify
Real world sentence: Could you run that by me again? I didn’t understand.
Run by (someone) (2): To get or seek approval
Real world sentence: I ran the plan by our boss and he said it’s a good idea.
Run into (1): To meet someone
Real world sentence: I ran into Jeremy at the Starbucks in Times Square.
Run into (2): To make contact with something
Real world sentence: I ran into a problem.
Real world sentence: I ran into a brick wall.
Run for (1): To run quickly
Real world sentence: Run for cover from the storm!
Run for (2): To volunteer for or compete to be elected to office
Real world sentence: Donald Trump is running for president.
Run over (1): To overflow, spill over
Real world sentence: The river is running over its banks.
Run over (2): To drive over with a vehicle
Real world sentence: I accidentally ran over his foot with the car and we had to take him to the hospital.
Run out of: To use all; to have nothing left
Real world sentence: The car ran out of gas.
The team ran out of steam and lost the game.
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