run a mile (from something)

run a mile (from something)
run a ˈmile (from sb/sth) idiom
(informal) to show that you are very frightened of doing sth
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  • mile — W1S1 [maıl] n [: Old English; Origin: mil, from Latin milia passum thousands of paces ] 1.) written abbreviation m a unit for measuring distance, equal to 1760 ↑yards or about 1609 metres ▪ It s forty miles from here to the Polish border. ▪ an… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • run — run1 W1S1 [rʌn] v past tense ran [ræn] past participle run present participle running ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(move quickly using your legs)¦ 2¦(race)¦ 3¦(organize/be in charge of )¦ 4¦(do something/go somewhere quickly)¦ 5¦(buses/trains etc)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • run — run1 [ rʌn ] (past tense ran [ ræn ] ; past participle run) verb *** ▸ 1 move quickly with legs ▸ 2 control/organize ▸ 3 machine: work ▸ 4 liquid: flow ▸ 5 try to be elected ▸ 6 vehicle: travel ▸ 7 be shown/performed ▸ 8 reach amount/rate ▸ 9… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • run — 1 /rVn/ verb past tense ran past participle run present participle running MOVE QUICKLY ON FOOT 1 (I) to move quickly on foot by moving your legs more quickly than when you are walking: I had to run to catch the bus. | Two youths were killed when …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • run — [[t]rʌ̱n[/t]] ♦ runs, running, ran (The form run is used in the present tense and is also the past participle of the verb.) 1) VERB When you run, you move more quickly than when you walk, for example because you are in a hurry to get somewhere,… …   English dictionary

  • run */*/*/ — I UK [rʌn] / US verb Word forms run : present tense I/you/we/they run he/she/it runs present participle running past tense ran UK [ræn] / US past participle run 1) [intransitive] to move quickly to a place using your legs and feet You ll have to… …   English dictionary

  • mile — [[t]ma͟ɪl[/t]] ♦♦ miles 1) N COUNT: num N A mile is a unit of distance equal to 1760 yards or approximately 1.6 kilometres. They drove 600 miles across the desert... The hurricane is moving to the west at about 18 miles per hour... She lives just …   English dictionary

  • mile — /maIl/ noun (C) 1 a unit for measuring distance or length, equal to 1609 metres 2 the mile a race that is a mile in length: the world record holder in the mile 3 miles informal a very long distance: We were miles from home, and very tired. | for… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Run — or runs may refer to: Computers* Execution (computers), meaning to begin operation of a computer program ** Run command, a command used to execute a program in Microsoft Windows * RUN (magazine) , a computer magazine of the 1980s * A sequence of… …   Wikipedia

  • run — runnable, adj. runnability, n. /run/, v., ran, run, running, n., adj. v.i. 1. to go quickly by moving the legs more rapidly than at a walk and in such a manner that for an instant in each step all or both feet are off the ground. 2. to move with… …   Universalium

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