Definition of Run around

1. Verb. Play boisterously. "The toddlers romped in the playroom"

Exact synonyms: Cavort, Disport, Frisk, Frolic, Gambol, Lark, Lark About, Rollick, Romp, Skylark, Sport
Generic synonyms: Play
Derivative terms: Frolic, Gambol, Lark, Romp, Romper, Sport



Definition of Run around

1. Verb. (idiomatic intransitive)To be very busy doing many different things. ¹

2. Verb. (rail transport of a locomotive) to move from one end of the consist to the other, so as to pull the train in the opposite direction. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Run Around

run-up
run-ups
run a bath
run a mile
run a red light
run a risk
run about
run across
run afoul
run afoul of
run after
run aground
run along
run amok
run and gun
run around (current term)
run around after
run around like a chicken with its head cut off
run around with
run away
run away with
run back
run bases
run batted in
run book
run by
run chase
run chases
run circles around
run circles round

Literary usage of Run around

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1. A Primer by Catherine Turner Bryce (1910)
"Little squirrel, run around, Look for acorns on the ground. look squirrel acorns on around ground ..."

2. Special Pathology and Diagnostics: With Therapeutic Hints by Charles Godlove Raue (1881)
"An external application of the well-chosen remedy at the same time will often be of great service. 13. Panaritium, Paronychia, Whitlow, Run-Around, Felon. ..."

3. Aldine Readers by Catherine Turner Bryce, Frank Ellsworth Spaulding (1916)
"Little squirrel, run around, Look for acorns on the ground. run around around on the ground look ground ..."

4. A Guide to homœopathic practice by Isaac D. Johnson (1885)
"FELON — WHITLOW — RUN-AROUND. This is an abscess seated in the extremities of the fingers or between the joints, and sometimes attacks the toes. ..."

5. Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium by Jessie Hubbell Bancroft (1909)
"These two then run around the outside of the circle while singing the last verse, " Follow me to London," etc., returning at the close to the center of the ..."

6. Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium by Jessie Hubbell Bancroft (1909)
"These two then run around the outside of the curie while singing the last verse, " Follow me to London," etc., returning at the close to the center of the ..."

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