BSL Sign Language Dictionary

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run

How to sign: move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time
"Don't run--you'll be out of breath"; "The children ran to the store";

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run - National Deaf Children's Society
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See also: frolic, hightail it, lark about, cavort, lark, scarper, gambol, rollick, head for the hills, turn tail, frisk, skylark, take to the woods, lam, romp, run away, run around, fly the coop, disport, sport, bunk, break away, escape

Categories: travel rapidly, speed, hurry, zip

Within this category: trot, scurry, romp, run bases, streak, run, outrun, jog, sprint, lope, rush, hare

run

How to sign: the act of testing something
"in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately"; "he called each flip of the coin a new trial";

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Similiar / Same: test, trial

Categories: attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try

Within this category: assay, clinical trial, double blind, preclinical trial, audition, field trial, fitting, MOT, pilot project, Snellen test

run

How to sign: flee; take to one's heels; cut and run
"If you see this man, run!"; "The burglars escaped before the police showed up";

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Similiar / Same: scarper, turn tail, lam, run away, hightail it, fly the coop, head for the hills, take to the woods, bunk, break away, escape

Categories: leave, go forth, go away

Within this category: flee, skedaddle

run

How to sign: direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.
"She is running a relief operation in the Sudan";

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Similiar / Same: operate

Categories: direct

Within this category: financier, work, block, warm up

run

How to sign: (American football) a play in which a player runs with the ball
"the defensive line braced to stop the run"; "the coach put great emphasis on running";

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Running - Nathanael Farley
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Similiar / Same: running, running play, running game

Categories: football play

Within this category: draw, end run, return, reverse, rush

run

How to sign: carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine
"Run the dishwasher"; "run a new program on the Mac"; "the computer executed the instruction";

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Similiar / Same: execute

Categories: enforce, implement, apply

Within this category: step

run

How to sign: pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals)
"Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland"; "The dogs are running deer"; "The Duke hunted in these woods";

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Similiar / Same: hunt, hunt down, track down

Categories: capture, catch

Within this category: snipe, whale, still-hunt, turtle, drive, drive, rabbit, fowl, poach, seal, ferret, course, foxhunt, tree, jacklight, hawk, falcon, fowl, scrounge

run

How to sign: reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating
"melt butter"; "melt down gold"; "The wax melted in the sun";

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melt - University of Wolverhampton
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Similiar / Same: melt, melt down

Categories: dissolve, resolve, break up

Within this category: fuse, try

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