Running is a means of terrestrial locomotion allowing humans and other animals to move rapidly on foot. It is simply defined in athletics terms as a gait in which at regular points during the running cycle both feet are off the ground. This is in contrast to walking, where one foot is always in contact with the ground, the legs are kept mostly straight and the center of gravity vaults over the stance leg or legs in an inverted pendulum fashion. A characteristic feature of a running body from the viewpoint of spring-mass mechanics is that changes in kinetic and potential energy within a stride occur simultaneously, with energy storage accomplished by springy ...

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  1. The action of the verb to run.
    His running of the business leaves something to be desired.
  2. The activity of running as a form of exercise, as a sport, or for any other reason
    Running is good exercise.
    Running for their lives was all they could do after the explosion.




  1. Moving or advancing by running.
    1. Of a horse, having a running gait; not a trotter or pacer.
  2. successive; one following the other without break or intervention
    to be away two days running
  3. Flowing; easy; cursive.
    running handwriting
  4. Continuous; keeping along step by step.
    a running explanation
  5. Extending by a slender climbing or trailing stem.
    a running vine
  6. Discharging pus.
    a running sore


  1. consecutively; in a row
    Mom's strawberry jam won the blue ribbon at the Holland County Fair three years running.

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