Run in Scrabble Dictionary

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Is run a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word run is a Scrabble US word. The word run is worth 3 points in Scrabble:


Is run a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word run is a Scrabble UK word and has 3 points:


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Valid words made from Run

You can make 6 words from 'run' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

3 letters words from 'run'

URN 3 

2 letters words from 'run'

NU 2UN 2
UR 2 

All 3 letters words made out of run

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Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word run. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in run.

Definitions and meaning of run



  • run, tally (a score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely) "the Yankees scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th"; "their first tally came in the 3rd inning"
  • test, trial, run (the act of testing something) "in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately"; "he called each flip of the coin a new trial"
  • footrace, foot race, run (a race run on foot) "she broke the record for the half-mile run"
  • streak, run (an unbroken series of events) "had a streak of bad luck"; "Nicklaus had a run of birdies"
  • run, running, running play, running game ((American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team) "the defensive line braced to stop the run"; "the coach put great emphasis on running"
  • run (a regular trip) "the ship made its run in record time"
  • run, running (the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace) "he broke into a run"; "his daily run keeps him fit"
  • run (the continuous period of time during which something (a machine or a factory) operates or continues in operation) "the assembly line was on a 12-hour run"
  • run (unrestricted freedom to use) "he has the run of the house"
  • run (the production achieved during a continuous period of operation (of a machine or factory etc.)) "a daily run of 100,000 gallons of paint"
  • rivulet, rill, run, runnel, streamlet (a small stream)
  • political campaign, campaign, run (a race between candidates for elective office) "I managed his campaign for governor"; "he is raising money for a Senate run"
  • run, ladder, ravel (a row of unravelled stitches) "she got a run in her stocking"
  • discharge, outpouring, run (the pouring forth of a fluid)
  • run (an unbroken chronological sequence) "the play had a long run on Broadway"; "the team enjoyed a brief run of victories"
  • run (a short trip) "take a run into town"


  • run (move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time) "Don't run--you'll be out of breath"; "The children ran to the store"
  • scat, run, scarper, turn tail, lam, run away, hightail it, bunk, head for the hills, take to the woods, escape, fly the coop, break away (flee; take to one's heels; cut and run) "If you see this man, run!"; "The burglars escaped before the police showed up"
  • run, go, pass, lead, extend (stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point) "Service runs all the way to Cranbury"; "His knowledge doesn't go very far"; "My memory extends back to my fourth year of life"; "The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets"
  • operate, run (direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.) "She is running a relief operation in the Sudan"
  • run, go (have a particular form) "the story or argument runs as follows"; "as the saying goes..."
  • run, flow, feed, course (move along, of liquids) "Water flowed into the cave"; "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"
  • function, work, operate, go, run (perform as expected when applied) "The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in"; "Does this old car still run well?"; "This old radio doesn't work anymore"
  • range, run (change or be different within limits) "Estimates for the losses in the earthquake range as high as $2 billion"; "Interest rates run from 5 to 10 percent"; "The instruments ranged from tuba to cymbals"; "My students range from very bright to dull"
  • campaign, run (run, stand, or compete for an office or a position) "Who's running for treasurer this year?"
  • play, run (cause to emit recorded audio or video) "They ran the tapes over and over again"; "I'll play you my favorite record"; "He never tires of playing that video"
  • run (move about freely and without restraint, or act as if running around in an uncontrolled way) "who are these people running around in the building?"; "She runs around telling everyone of her troubles"; "let the dogs run free"
  • tend, be given, lean, incline, run (have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined) "She tends to be nervous before her lectures"; "These dresses run small"; "He inclined to corpulence"
  • run (be operating, running or functioning) "The car is still running--turn it off!"
  • run (change from one state to another) "run amok"; "run rogue"; "run riot"
  • run (cause to perform) "run a subject"; "run a process"
  • run (be affected by; be subjected to) "run a temperature"; "run a risk"
  • prevail, persist, die hard, run, endure (continue to exist) "These stories die hard"; "The legend of Elvis endures"
  • run (occur persistently) "Musical talent runs in the family"
  • run, execute (carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine) "Run the dishwasher"; "run a new program on the Mac"; "the computer executed the instruction"
  • carry, run (include as the content; broadcast or publicize) "We ran the ad three times"; "This paper carries a restaurant review"; "All major networks carried the press conference"
  • run (carry out) "run an errand"
  • guide, run, draw, pass (pass over, across, or through) "He ran his eyes over her body"; "She ran her fingers along the carved figurine"; "He drew her hair through his fingers"
  • run, lead (cause something to pass or lead somewhere) "Run the wire behind the cabinet"
  • run (make without a miss)
  • run, black market (deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor)
  • run (cause an animal to move fast) "run the dogs"
  • run, bleed (be diffused) "These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to run"
  • run (sail before the wind)
  • run (cover by running; run a certain distance) "She ran 10 miles that day"
  • run, run for (extend or continue for a certain period of time) "The film runs 5 hours"
  • run (set animals loose to graze)
  • run, consort (keep company) "the heifers run with the bulls to produce offspring"
  • run (run with the ball; in such sports as football)
  • run (travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means) "Run to the store!"; "She always runs to Italy, because she has a lover there"
  • ply, run (travel a route regularly) "Ships ply the waters near the coast"
  • hunt, run, hunt down, track down (pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals)) "Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland"; "The dogs are running deer"; "The Duke hunted in these woods"
  • race, run (compete in a race) "he is running the Marathon this year"; "let's race and see who gets there first"
  • move, go, run (progress by being changed) "The speech has to go through several more drafts"; "run through your presentation before the meeting"
  • melt, run, melt down (reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating) "melt butter"; "melt down gold"; "The wax melted in the sun"
  • ladder, run (come unraveled or undone as if by snagging) "Her nylons were running"
  • run, unravel (become undone) "the sweater unraveled"

(Source: WordNet, Princeton University. 2010.)