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

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
exp.
to be likely to do something
banks set to miss lending targets
exp.
drinking out of a can or a bottle without touching it with the lips, by pouring the content from distance
v.
to do sth well
id.
a humorous way of recommending someone not to pursue something at which they are unlikely to be good or successful and thus, to rather stick to what they can do best, namely, their job
Ex.: Although she had poured her whole heart and soul into her singing at the karaoke, her somewhat cruel but nonetheless lucid friends told her: 'don't give up the day job!'
exp.
something is easy to do
exp.
expression used when referring to something that is unlikely to happen soon (not in the time interval that one can resist holding his breath)
E.g.: "Will the economy recover any soon?" - "Don't hold your breath."
abbr. acron.
I don't give a fuck
id.
do or say something exactly right
My bestie hit the nail on the head when she figured out why I was worried / Identifying the specific cause of the failure, the technician hit the nail on the head
exp.
polite expression offering to do something for someone
exp.
l'habit ne fait pas le moine
abbr. acron.
Short for "I don't know".
[Fam.]
exp.
something used to make someone do what you want
We can use the money as a bargaining chip in the negotiations.
exp.
if you can't be arsed to do something, you can't be bothered to do it (you are too lazy to do it)
colloquial, British, very common
n.
he is trying to perusal-de someone to do what he doesn't want to do. Il fait pression sur moi.
exp.
to do two things at the same time using the effort needed to do only one
exp.
used to tell someone that you do not know any more about a subject than they do
Ex: Jill: 'How long should we bake this pie?' Jane: 'Your guess is as good as mine'.
exp.
I have no idea; I don't have a clue
[Informal] E.g.: Why was she upset? - Beats me!
n.
addendum to a contract in general that you do not wish for everyone to see
[Leg.]
exp.
consider that two parties don't owe anything to each other
n.
very short presentation of a product or a company that you would do to somebody you meet briefly, like in an elevator, to attract his/her attention
exp.
to do something too soon, especially without thinking carefully about it
Originally used in sports contests that are started by firing a gun
adj.
term used for describing the lifestyle of married or unmarried long-term couples who don't live under the same roof
[Psych.] acronym: LAT. e.g LAT couples, LAT relationships
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