Synonyms of runner in English:

runner


See definition of runner

noun

1‘seven runners were limbering up’

SYNONYMS

athlete

sprinter, hurdler, racer, long-distance runner, cross-country runner

jogger

competitor, contender, participant, entrant

informal miler

2‘a strawberry runner’

SYNONYMS

shoot, offshoot, sprout, tendril, sprig, sucker

technical stolon, flagellum

3‘bookmakers employed runners who ran round picking up bets’

SYNONYMS

messenger, courier, errand boy, messenger boy

scout

agent, collector

North American informal gofer


Phrases

    do a runner

      SYNONYMS

      run away, flee, run off, make a run for it, run for it, take flight, make off, take off, take to one's heels, make a break for it, bolt, beat a retreat, beat a hasty retreat, make a quick exit, make one's getaway, escape, head for the hills

      beat it, clear off, clear out, vamoose, skedaddle, split, cut and run, leg it, show a clean pair of heels, turn tail, scram, hook it, fly the coop, skip off, do a fade

      scarper, do a bunk

      North American

      light out, bug out, cut out, peel out, take a powder, skidoo

      Australian

      go through, shoot through

      archaic

      fly, levant

      ANTONYMS

      stay