Definition of run a temperature in US English:

run a temperature

phrase

  • Be suffering from a fever or high temperature.

    • ‘Osborne was fined a further $785 for transporting a horse to Redcar racecourse in June when vets had found that it was running a temperature.’
    • ‘Thirty-six hours later, with Lydia running a temperature of 41.5 degrees, suffering sickness and hallucinations, Mr and Mrs Cross again rang doctors, but were told not to worry.’
    • ‘If you have a child running a temperature of 102, you're not really going to a give a damn about what a few critics think.’
    • ‘Takuma is running a temperature and will now spend the rest of the weekend resting.’
    • ‘I was running a temperature and had gone a bit green and clammy.’
    • ‘A few minutes earlier, Marylou, running a temperature of 103, was wilting, moaning that she'd die if made to pose in the humidity of the pastel-hued pool house.’
    • ‘Have a chat with your health visitor, especially if the baby's nappies aren't right, or if he's running a temperature.’
    • ‘The Queen quickly looked Maria over, then felt her face and forehead to make sure she wasn't running a temperature.’
    • ‘On the positive side, I'm running a temperature so regardless of how cold it is outside at the moment I'm as toasty warm as I was when strolling the beaches of Gran Canaria.’
    • ‘The ‘Mean Girls’ star was admitted to a Los Angeles hospital last Thursday after being ill for several days and running a temperature as high as 103 degrees.’