Definition of run at in English:

run at

phrasal verb

  • Rush towards (someone) to attack them or as if to attack them.

    ‘she ran at him, kicking him with all her force’
    • ‘He runs at Guy, who easily parries his attack and knocks him to the floor.’
    • ‘Natalie ran at him, lashing out with her fists.’
    • ‘Monica cried aloud and ran at her husband's attacker, but was sent flying across the dirt by a swift blow from his arm.’
    • ‘The injuries were caused by one punch as the attacker ran at the man, in Selby Market Place, before riding off on a red bicycle.’
    attack, charge, fly at, assail
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