Definition of 'errand'
Example sentences containing 'errand'
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She is always on at me for money and running errands. The Sun (2012)Suppose he has some urgent errand to run or a colleague suggests lunch together. The Sun (2015)The only reasons to leave the house were to run important errands or visit relatives. Times, Sunday Times (2009)People want to run errands for them. Christianity Today (2000)Does not she walk as if she were running errands? Liberty: The Lives and Times of Six Women in Revolutionary France (2006)Seeking to be so is a fool 's errand. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Picking and choosing from such a list is a fool 's errand. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It would have been a fool 's errand. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It became clear one day that this was a fool 's errand. THE STRATEGY MACHINE (2002)Personnel often left meetings to run errands or fetch documents, he said. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Others claimed they had been accidentally caught up in the riots while running errands or had been trying to rescue people from the burning embassy. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Don't run errands after work. The Guide to Greatness in Sales (1994)The singer was snapped running errands around LA in these subtle threads. The Sun (2013)Chasing Ukip on immigration is a fool 's errand. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The older you get, the more you realise what a fool 's errand much of that is. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The charity Counsel and Care urged the public to check on elderly neighbours and to offer them assistance with shopping and other errands. Times, Sunday Times (2010)MANY of us in business spend our lives trying to predict the future, but we are mostly on a fool 's errand. Times, Sunday Times (2016)To shopping and trivial errands they do not react, but if my intention is to take then for a walk, they become bouncing bundles of excitement. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Used Occasionally. errand is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'errand'
British English: errand NOUN
An errand is a short trip that you make in order to do a job for someone, for example when you go to a shop to buy something for them.
She went off on some errand.
Definition of errand from the Collins English Dictionary
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