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run amuk

verb - ambitransitive

  • to operate in a way that is most displeasing to the reasonable person's point of view. To confuse a situation. To operate in the most inefficient way possible. To cause trouble. To make unclear. Cease progress. To cause problems.
    That gentleman is going to run a muck around here.
    These kids are running a muck around here.

    Last edited on Jun 19 2016. Submitted by Anonymous on Apr 10 2014.

verb - intransitive

  • To go berserk, as "If the kids don't turn down that music, I'm going to go berserk."

    Last edited on Apr 14 2014. Submitted by Geoff Johnson from Santa Rosa, CA, USA on Apr 14 2014.

origin

  • See under "Running amok" at Wikipedia

    Last edited on Apr 14 2014. Submitted by Geoff Johnson from Santa Rosa, CA, USA on Apr 14 2014.

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run around like a chicken with its head cut off

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runaround, the

noun - uncountable

  • a lack of help.
    I'm getting the runaround from my bank. They still haven't refunded that overdraft charge.

    Last edited on Mar 12 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Sep 14 2009.

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run a train

verb

  • the process of multiple men taking turns having sex with one woman.
    She's looking good, we should run a train on her.

    Last edited on Jun 12 2013. Submitted by Bisogno, A. on Jun 13 2005.

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run drag

verb

  • to tell one's story: what they would have other people believe. Usually a lie or fabrication, but not always. See also drag .
    Don't listen to him, he's just running drag.

    Last edited on Apr 09 2013. Submitted by BuziDebBee from Santee, CA, USA on Dec 30 2002.

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run into

verb

  • to come into close contact with someone, in an unplanned way.
    I ran into your mom at the grocery store last week.
                                                                                                                                     

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    Citation from "The New Guy", Warehouse 13 (TV), Season 3 Episode 1 (2011) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Oct 14 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Aug 11 2009.

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run into the ground

verb

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