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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  
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running  
      adj  
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  
      n  
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  


free-running  
      adj  
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  
      n  
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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running

  

      adj  
1    constant, continuous, incessant, in succession, on the trot     (informal)   perpetual, together, unbroken, unceasing, uninterrupted  
2    flowing, moving, streaming  
      n  
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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exp.
expression used to describe something working fine, good or excellent
n.
fear of running out of things to read
[Psych.]
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