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1    maintained continuously; incessant  
a running battle, running commentary     
2    postpositive   without interruption; consecutive  
he lectured for two hours running     
3    denoting or relating to the scheduled operation of a public vehicle  
the running time of a train     
4    accomplished at a run  
a running jump     
5    (of a knot) sliding along the rope from which it is made, so as to form a noose which becomes smaller when the rope is pulled  
6    (of a wound, sore, etc.) discharging pus or a serous fluid  
7    denoting or relating to operations for maintenance  
running repairs     
8    prevalent; current  
running prices     
9    repeated or continuous  
a running design     
10    (of certain plants, plant stems, etc.) creeping along the ground  
11    flowing  
running water     
12    (of handwriting) having the letters run together  
13    management or organization  
the running of a company     
14    operation or maintenance  
the running of a machine     
15    competition or a competitive situation (in the phrases in the running, out of the running)  
16    make the running   to set the pace in a competition or race  
17    Rare   the power or ability to run  

1    (of a mechanism, material, etc.) moving smoothly and uninterruptedly  
2      (Electronics)   of or relating to a periodic signal that is not synchronized to a timing source  
free-running interference produces moving patterns on a television screen     
running belay  
      n     (Mountaineering)   the clipping of the rope through a karabiner attached to a sling, piton, nut, etc., secured to the mountain: used by a leading climber of a team to reduce the length of a possible fall,   (Also called)    runner  
running board  
      n   a footboard along the side of a vehicle, esp. an early motorcar  
running commentary  
      n   a continuous spoken description of an event while it is happening  
running head   , title  
      n     (Printing)   a heading printed at the top of every page or every other page of a book  
running light  
      n     (Nautical)   one of several white, red, or green lights displayed by vessels operating at night  
running mate  
1      (U.S.)   a candidate for the subordinate of two linked positions, esp. a candidate for the vice-presidency  
2    a horse that pairs another in a team  
running repairs  
      pl n   repairs, as to a machine or vehicle, that are minor and can be made with little or no interruption in the use of the item  
running rigging  
      n     (Nautical)   the wires and ropes used to control the operations of a sailing vessel  
   Compare       standing rigging  
running stitch  
      n   a simple form of hand stitching, consisting of small stitches that look the same on both sides of the fabric, usually used for gathering,   (Sometimes called)    gathering stitch  
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1    constant, continuous, incessant, in succession, on the trot     (informal)   perpetual, together, unbroken, unceasing, uninterrupted  
2    flowing, moving, streaming  
3    administration, charge, conduct, control, coordination, direction, leadership, management, organization, regulation, superintendency, supervision  
4    functioning, maintenance, operation, performance, working  
5    competition, contention, contest  

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up and running exp.
expression used to describe something working fine, good or excellent

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