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1‘it was his running between the wickets that really caught the eye’
sprinting, sprint, racing
2‘the day-to-day running of the school’
administration, management, managing, organization, coordination, orchestration, handling, direction, conduct, overseeing, controlling, control, regulation, supervision, charge
3‘the smooth running of her department’
operation, working, functioning, performance
1‘the sound of running water’
flowing, streaming, gushing, rushing, moving
2‘a running argument’
continuous, ongoing, sustained, unceasing, incessant, ceaseless, uninterrupted, constant, perpetual, unbroken
recurrent, recurring, perennial
3‘I'm not going to wear the same thing two days running’
in succession, in a row, in sequence, one after the other, consecutively
informal on the trot
‘he's in the running for a Nobel Prize’
likely to get, likely to receive, likely to win, in contention for, a candidate for, in line for, on the shortlist for, being considered for, up for
‘Downpatrick are out of the running for championship honours this season’
out of contention, out of the competition, out of the contest, no longer a candidate for
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