Definition of near-run in English:

near-run

adjective

  • Close-matched; (of a contest or objective) won or lost by a very small margin. "near-run thing"noun a narrow escape, an event (especially a battle or other struggle) which might easily have had a different outcome.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From near + run, past participle of run.

Pronunciation

near-run

/ˈnɪərʌn/