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English Phrasal Verbs

Phrasal Verbs with RUN

Phrasal Verb Meaning Example
Run away Escape from a place or suddenly leave. He ran away from home at the age of fourteen.
Run about
Run around
Be busy doing many dfferent things. Jenny has been running about all week getting ready for the wedding.
Run across Run to the other side. The pickpocket ran across the road and jumped onto a bus.
Run after Chase something. Tom threw the ball and the boy ran after it.
Run down Hit someone with a vehicle and injure or kill them. The cyclist was run down by a car at the intersection.
Run down Criticize someone or something. Andy tends to run down any proposals made by others.
Run into Meet by accident or unexpectly. Sophie ran into Maria at the supermarket.
Run on Continue without interruption. We didn't expect the chairman's speech to run on for so long!
Run out Expire; come to an end. Let's order now before the offer runs out.
Run out of Have no more of something. What a nuisance! We've run out of coffee.
Run up Accumulate a debt. Tom ran up a large bill at the hotel.
Run up Make something quickly. My mother can run up a skirt in no time.
Run up against Encounter difficulties or problems. The property developer ran up against strong local opposition.

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