In today’s lesson we will looks at some phrasal verbs with the verb ‘to run’. Phrasal Verbs are mainly used in speech and informal texts.
1) Run after – To chase/ to Pursue
Example – I ran after the bus but it didn’t stop.
Example – The cops ran after the thief.
2) Run around – To run around an area
Example – The kids ran around the neighborhood.
Another meaning for this phrasal verb is – To be very busy doing things.
Example – I spent all day running around trying to find the right things for the party.
3) Run into someone/something – To meet someone unexpectedly
Example – I ran into some old friends at the bar last night.
Another meaning is – to bump into something
Example – I drove off the road and ran into the tree.
4) Run through – Quick review
Example – Let me run through your travel itinerary.
It also means – To quickly rehearse or practice for a performance or presentation.
Example – Lets run through our play before our final performance.
5) Run over – To collide or to knock down someone or something
Example – I almost ran over a dog on the highway last week.
It also means – To go beyond limit .
Example – The meeting ran over by 30 minutes.
6) Run out of – To have none left
Example – We ran out of gas.
Example – We ran out of beer at the party last night.