One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Rush towards (someone) to attack them or as if to attack them.‘she ran at him, kicking him with all her force’
attack, charge, fly at, assailView synonyms
- ‘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.’
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