Phrasal Verbs with RUN

run after
to chase someone or something
The dog ran after the burglar.

run across
to meet someone or find something by chance
I ran across an old friend of mine today.

run around
to be very busy doing a lot of different things
I’ve been running around all day.

run away
to leave a place secretly and suddenly
He ran away from home when he was thirteen.

run away from
to try to avoid dealing with a difficult or unpleasant situation
You can’t keep running away from your problem.

run by
to tell someone something in order to get their opinion
You’d better run this idea by your manager.

run down
to quickly read a list of people or things
Let me just run down the list and see if we’ve forgotten anything.

run yourself down
to make yourself tired and unwell
Since she took that job, she’s really run herself down.

run into
to meet someone by chance
I ran into Jane the other day.

run into
to experience something unexpectedly
Their project ran into difficulties when they lost a sponsor.

run off
to suddenly leave a place
He ran off before I had a chance to talk to him.

run off with
to steal something and take it away
They ran off with all the money.

run on
to continue for longer than expected
The meetings always run on for hours.

run out
to use all of something and not have any left
They ran out of money and had to abandon the project.

run over
to read or repeat something quickly
Can you run over the instructions again?

run to
to reach a particular amount, level, or size
The book runs to nearly 600 pages.

run to
to ask someone for help
Sadly, he didn’t have anyone to run to.

run past
to tell someone something in order to get their opinion
I need to run this past my manager.

run through
to discuss, explain, repeat or read something quickly
Do you want me to run through the details with you?

run with something
to accept or start to use an idea or method
They took the idea and ran with it.