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  • 1 in the running — {adj.} or {adv. phr.} Having a chance to win; not to be counted out; among those who might win. * /At the beginning of the last lap of the race, only two horses were still in the running./ * /A month before Joyce married Hal, three of Joyce s… …

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  • 2 out of the running — {adj.} or {adv. phr.} Having no chance to win; not among the real contenders; not among those to be considered. * /John had been out of the running since his first date with Mary, but he didn t realize it./ * /Jones s horse was put out of the… …

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  • 3 running start — {n. phr.} Good progress at the beginning. * /The team was off to a running start, having won the first two games./ * /Contributions of $5000 before the drive began gave the charity fund a running start./ Compare: HEAD START …

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  • 4 running commentary — {n. phr.} A continual series of remarks. * /My chiropractor gives me a running commentary on the health care debate while he is giving me a rubdown./ …

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  • 5 in the running — {adj.} or {adv. phr.} Having a chance to win; not to be counted out; among those who might win. * /At the beginning of the last lap of the race, only two horses were still in the running./ * /A month before Joyce married Hal, three of Joyce s… …

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  • 6 out of the running — {adj.} or {adv. phr.} Having no chance to win; not among the real contenders; not among those to be considered. * /John had been out of the running since his first date with Mary, but he didn t realize it./ * /Jones s horse was put out of the… …

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  • 7 running start — {n. phr.} Good progress at the beginning. * /The team was off to a running start, having won the first two games./ * /Contributions of $5000 before the drive began gave the charity fund a running start./ Compare: HEAD START …

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  • 8 running commentary — {n. phr.} A continual series of remarks. * /My chiropractor gives me a running commentary on the health care debate while he is giving me a rubdown./ …

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  • 9 At long running — Running Run ning, n. The act of one who, or of that which runs; as, the running was slow. [1913 Webster] 2. That which runs or flows; the quantity of a liquid which flows in a certain time or during a certain operation; as, the first running of a …

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  • 10 Hand running — Hand Hand (h[a^]nd), n. [AS. hand, hond; akin to D., G., & Sw. hand, OHG. hant, Dan. haand, Icel. h[ o]nd, Goth. handus, and perh. to Goth. hin[thorn]an to seize (in comp.). Cf. {Hunt}.] 1. That part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in …

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  • 11 Right-running — Right run ning, a. Straight; direct. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 12 Running — Run Run, v. i. [imp. {Ran}or {Run}; p. p. {Run}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Running}.] [OE. rinnen, rennen (imp. ran, p. p. runnen, ronnen). AS. rinnan to flow (imp. ran, p. p. gerunnen), and iernan, irnan, to run (imp. orn, arn, earn, p. p. urnen); akin… …

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  • 13 Running — Run ning, n. The act of one who, or of that which runs; as, the running was slow. [1913 Webster] 2. That which runs or flows; the quantity of a liquid which flows in a certain time or during a certain operation; as, the first running of a still.… …

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  • 14 Running — Run ning, a. 1. Moving or advancing by running. Specifically, of a horse: (a) Having a running gait; not a trotter or pacer. (b) trained and kept for running races; as, a running horse. Law. [1913 Webster] 2. Successive; one following the other… …

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  • 15 Running block — Running Run ning, a. 1. Moving or advancing by running. Specifically, of a horse: (a) Having a running gait; not a trotter or pacer. (b) trained and kept for running races; as, a running horse. Law. [1913 Webster] 2. Successive; one following the …

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  • 16 Running board — Running Run ning, a. 1. Moving or advancing by running. Specifically, of a horse: (a) Having a running gait; not a trotter or pacer. (b) trained and kept for running races; as, a running horse. Law. [1913 Webster] 2. Successive; one following the …

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  • 17 Running fight — Fight Fight, n. [OE. fight, feht, AS. feoht. See {Fight}, v. i.] 1. A battle; an engagement; a contest in arms; a combat; a violent conflict or struggle for victory, between individuals or between armies, ships, or navies, etc. [1913 Webster] Who …

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  • 18 Running fire — Fire Fire (f[imac]r), n. [OE. fir, fyr, fur AS. f[=y]r; akin to D. vuur, OS. & OHG. fiur, G. feuer, Icel. f[=y]ri, f[=u]rr, Gr. py^r, and perh. to L. purus pure, E. pure Cf. {Empyrean}, {Pyre}.] 1. The evolution of light and heat in the… …

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  • 19 Running gear — Gear Gear (g[=e]r), n. [OE. gere, ger, AS. gearwe clothing, adornment, armor, fr. gearo, gearu, ready, yare; akin to OHG. garaw[=i], garw[=i] ornament, dress. See {Yare}, and cf. {Garb} dress.] 1. Clothing; garments; ornaments. [1913 Webster]… …

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  • 20 Running load — Run ning load (A[ e]ronautics) (a) The air pressure supported by each longitudinal foot segment of a wing. (b) Commonly, the whole weight of a[ e]roplane and load divided by the span, or length from tip to tip. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …

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