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VOCABULARY BOOST: RUN

The next word in our vocabulary boost series is RUN. RUN is a high frequency verb that can be used as a synonym of move, flee, manage or direct. There are numerous collocations and phrasal verbs that are formed using RUN.

VOCABULARY BOOST- RUN

As recommended in our START method (HERE), you should always learn vocabulary as a short phrase and relate new words to synonyms and use them. Click (HERE) and (HERE) for advice on how to learn more vocabulary and HERE for an example of a great strategy to learn new words.

 

Collocations:

To learn new collocations and word patterns you should create phrases using them and also do exercises (HERE)

Run a business

Run a race

Run out of time

Run over time

Have a good run at something

Have the runs

Run on – work with = my car runs on diesel

Go for a run

Go running

Run track (USA)

Be on the run

Run along the beach

Run up a hill/mountain

Run for the hills

Run at someone

Understand the running of a business

Make a run for it

Have a run of good/bad luck

 

Phrasal verbs:

The learning of phrasal verbs is best done using this method (HERE)

Run out of – have none left/remaining

We have run out of milk

Run over – hit with a vehicle

I was run over by a BMW

Run over – go for too long

The meeting ran over by 20 minutes

Run into – meet by coincidence

I ran into your dad in the city center

Run away – flee by running

The thief ran away with the loot

Run off – flee by running

I can’t believe your brother just ran off like that

Run up – accumulate

My wife has run up a huge phone bill

Run down – exhaust

I get run down by the end of term

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To learn how to use RUN you need to practice and put these words and collocations into your own words to be able to remember them.

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