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Run

A run consists of a series of bid and offer quotes for different securities or maturities. Dealers give and ask for runs from each other.

Run

An event in which many account holders at a bank withdraw all of their funds at the same time because they do not believe the bank is solvent. In the United States, runs were fairly common before the creation of the FDIC, which insures bank deposits up to a certain amount. See also: Panic.

run

1. A dealer's list of security offerings with respective bid and ask quotes. Compare off-the-run issue.
2. A sequence of security price movements in the same direction. Five straight days in which a stock price closes higher is an example of a run. Runs have been evaluated in order to determine if the charting of stock is a worthwhile way to earn an above-average return.

run

to start executing a specific PROGRAM on a COMPUTER.
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Somebody dashed out of a flat below, shouting, and rather fell than ran down the stairs, bawling at the top of his voice.
Then Will Stutely turned to Little John and looked him in the face till the tears ran down from his eyes and he wept aloud; and kissing his friend's cheeks, "O Little John
said she, and looked on all sides; but the old man was gone, and her little child was gone--he had taken it with him; and the old clock in the corner burred, and burred, the great leaden weight ran down to the floor, bump
The men answered to their names as he ran down the alphabet to G.
Picking him up from the floor, he fondled and caressed him, talking to him while the tears ran down his cheeks:
The hunter had managed to get the boat before the wind again, but we ran down upon it, going at least two feet to its one.
A wave of cold ran down her back, down her fat arms under her tight sleeves, made her stamp gently where she stood.
She was the Murderer, bound for Gallows Bay; she was the Manslaughterer, bound for Penal Settlement; her captain ought to be tried for his life; her crew ran down men in row-boats with a relish; she mashed up Thames lightermen with her paddles; she fired property with her funnels; she always was, and she always would be, wreaking destruction upon somebody or something, after the manner of all her kind.
Her husband was with her and when the tooth was taken out they both screamed and blood ran down on the woman's white dress.
And he called his animals together at once, said Good-by to the canaries and ran down to the beach.
Thus Chaka spoke while the blood ran down him to the ground, and again he looked on them royally, like a buck at gaze.
Then she pushed the wicket open and ran down the narrow stair, and so to the hall door.