1. phrasal verb If you run to someone, you go to them for help or to tell them something. [V P n] ⇒ What would I do? Whom would I run to? Momma was still away. [V P n] ⇒ If you were at a party and somebody was getting high, you didn't go running to a cop. 2. phrasal verb If something runs to a particular amount or size, it is that amount or size. [V P n] ⇒ The finished manuscript ran to the best part of fifty double-sided pages. 3. phrasal verb If you cannot run to a particular item, you cannot afford to buy it or pay for it. [mainly British] [V P n] ⇒ If you can't run to champagne, buy sparkling wine. 4. phrasal verb → run If your tastes or interests run to a particular type of thing, that is the type of thing you like. [V P n (not pron)] ⇒ My own tastes run to a comfortable apartment, somewhere high in a modern building.
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