16 Jun Expand your vocabulary – Phrasal verbs with run
Here’s another collection of phrasal verbs, this time using the verb run. If you’ve missed the last post on phrasal verbs with look, check it out here.
Run over someone (or something)
We almost ran over a cat last night.
Run someone/something down
Stop running yourself down!
Synonyms: criticize, denigrate, belittle, bad-mouth, disparage
Run into someone
She ran into an old classmate on her way to the airport.
Synonyms: bump into, meet, encounter, come across/upon, run across
Run something by someone
1 – Can I run a couple of ideas by you? – to get someone’s opinion or to make sure they approve or understand
2 – Could you run that by me again? – (spoken) to ask someone to repeat what they’ve just said
Do you know any other phrasal verbs with run? Leave a comment below!