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runner

  

      n  
1    a person who runs, esp. an athlete  
2    a messenger for a bank or brokerage firm  
3    an employee of an art or antique dealer who visits auctions to bid on desired lots  
4    a person engaged in the solicitation of business  
5    a person on the run; fugitive  
6   
a    a person or vessel engaged in smuggling; smuggler  
b    (in combination)  
a rum-runner     
7    a person who operates, manages, or controls something  
8   
a    either of the strips of metal or wood on which a sledge runs  
b    the blade of an ice skate  
9    a roller or guide for a sliding component  
10    the rotating element of a water turbine  
11       another name for       running belay  
12    any of various carangid fishes of temperate and tropical seas, such as Caranx crysos (blue runner) of American Atlantic waters  
13      (Botany)  
a      (Also called)    stolon   a slender horizontal stem, as of the strawberry, that grows along the surface of the soil and propagates by producing roots and shoots at the nodes or tip  
b    a plant that propagates in this way  
14    a strip of lace, linen, etc., placed across a table, dressing table, etc. for protection and decoration  
15    a narrow rug or carpet, as for a passage  
16    another word for rocker (on a rocking chair)  
17    do a runner  
Slang   to run away in order to escape trouble or to avoid paying for something  


Bow Street runner  
      n   (in Britain from 1749 to 1829) an officer at Bow Street magistrates' court, London, whose duty was to pursue and arrest criminals  
runner bean  
      n      another name for       scarlet runner  
runner-up  
      n   pl   , runners-up   a contestant finishing a race or competition in second place  
scarlet runner  
      n   a climbing perennial bean plant, Phaseolus multiflorus (or P. coccineus), of tropical America, having scarlet flowers: widely cultivated for its long green edible pods containing edible seeds,   (Also called)    runner bean, string bean  
tree runner  
      n     (Austral)      another name for       sitella  
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scarlet runner  
      n   a climbing perennial bean plant, Phaseolus multiflorus (or P. coccineus), of tropical America, having scarlet flowers: widely cultivated for its long green edible pods containing edible seeds,   (Also called)    runner bean, string bean         

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runner  
      n  
1    a person who runs, esp. an athlete  
2    a messenger for a bank or brokerage firm  
3    an employee of an art or antique dealer who visits auctions to bid on desired lots  
4    a person engaged in the solicitation of business  
5    a person on the run; fugitive  
6   
a    a person or vessel engaged in smuggling; smuggler  
b    (in combination)  
a rum-runner     
7    a person who operates, manages, or controls something  
8   
a    either of the strips of metal or wood on which a sledge runs  
b    the blade of an ice skate  
9    a roller or guide for a sliding component  
10    the rotating element of a water turbine  
11       another name for       running belay  
12    any of various carangid fishes of temperate and tropical seas, such as Caranx crysos (blue runner) of American Atlantic waters  
13      (Botany)  
a      (Also called)    stolon   a slender horizontal stem, as of the strawberry, that grows along the surface of the soil and propagates by producing roots and shoots at the nodes or tip  
b    a plant that propagates in this way  
14    a strip of lace, linen, etc., placed across a table, dressing table, etc. for protection and decoration  
15    a narrow rug or carpet, as for a passage  
16    another word for rocker (on a rocking chair)  
17    do a runner  
Slang   to run away in order to escape trouble or to avoid paying for something  


Bow Street runner  
      n   (in Britain from 1749 to 1829) an officer at Bow Street magistrates' court, London, whose duty was to pursue and arrest criminals  
runner bean  
      n      another name for       scarlet runner  
runner-up  
      n   pl   , runners-up   a contestant finishing a race or competition in second place  
scarlet runner  
      n   a climbing perennial bean plant, Phaseolus multiflorus (or P. coccineus), of tropical America, having scarlet flowers: widely cultivated for its long green edible pods containing edible seeds,   (Also called)    runner bean, string bean  
tree runner  
      n     (Austral)      another name for       sitella  

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runner

  
1    athlete, harrier, jogger, miler, sprinter  
2    courier, dispatch bearer, errand boy, messenger  
3    offshoot, shoot, sprig, sprout, stem, stolon     (Botany)   tendril  

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v.
leave without paying (in a restaurant for example)
[Slang] aka: dine and dash

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