例句1. seven runners were limbering up′
例句2. a strawberry runner′
1.A person that runs, especially in a specified way.
‘Mary was a fast runner '
‘He may not be the fastest runner next weekend, but he'll give it his best shot, rugby match or no rugby match.'
‘He was well built because he always worked out, and probably one of the fastest runners at school.'
‘He was extremely fit and is reputed to have been one of the fastest runners in the village and also regularly won local cycle races.'
‘I was quite a fast runner at school, and ran 100m in 12.9s.'
2.A person who runs competitively as a sport or hobby.
‘a 400 metres runner '
‘In the aftermath of the London marathon, many runners may be questioning whether their performance could have been improved by changing their pre-race diet.'
‘Every year the number of runners in this popular marathon increases.'
‘Over 130 runners finished the full marathon held in conjunction with a half distance event in a small East Anglian town.'
‘For competitive marathon runners , this route is nevertheless considered a hard one.'
3.A horse that runs in a particular race.
‘there were only four runners '
‘Only six of the 260 runners declared at the five-day entry stage to run on August 22 had confirmed riders.'
‘The limit for the race is 20 runners so some horses could face being balloted out later in the week.'
4.A vehicle or machine that operates in a satisfactory or specified way.
‘the van was a good and reliable runner '
5.A contender for a job or position.
‘I am one among fifty runners for the job'
‘the original runners for the Booker Prize'
6.An idea that has a chance of being accepted; a practical suggestion.
‘trying to determine whether a tax on books is a runner '
‘As the feature on this page explains, this idea is a runner , if not an odds-on certainty.'
7.A person who runs between the wickets for an injured batsman.
‘he came in to bat with a runner '
‘However, a batsman who has opted for a runner cannot act as a runner for another batsman.'
‘However, he may bat with a runner and his contributions will be needed after Warwickshire struggled to 141 for 5.'
8.A messenger, collector, or agent for a bank, bookmaker, or similar.
‘However, they had no phone lines between their main bases and had to rely on runners to keep in contact with each other.'
‘The runners , who collected taxes, delivered communications, and arrested and jailed criminals, belonged to a lower social class.'
‘The owners would send money or messages by means of a runner provided by their agent.'
‘Sammy had even heard of one agent who made his runners pick cotton on his farm as part of their ‘training.''
9.An orderly in the army.
‘I'm sending runners from command post to commanders to get orders out to them.'
‘In desperation, the Greek army sent a runner in full battle gear to tell the Senate the news.'
‘A runner was sent to an army listening post, which contacted the Ambassador in Kathmandu, who telegraphed London.'
10.A freelance antiques dealer.
‘‘ runners ' who spend their time looking for good buys'
11.A person who smuggles specified goods into or out of a country or area.
‘a gun- runner '
12.A rod, groove, or blade on which something slides.
13.Each of the long pieces on the underside of a sledge that forms the contact in sliding.
‘After a few hours of this we stopped to put the metal guide pins down through the sledge runners a notch or two deeper, so as to give more effective grip on the ice surface.'
14.A roller for moving a heavy article.
‘the vegetable baskets were on runners '
‘The work to which the judge said he would return concerned the removal of a roller shutter and the runners to either side of it at the front of the shop.'
15.A ring capable of slipping or sliding along a strap or rod or through which something may be passed or drawn.
‘Space the runner along the rod so it drapes gently between the rings.'
16.A rope in a single block with one end round a tackle block and the other having a hook.
17.A shoot, typically leafless, which grows from the base of a plant along the surface of the ground and can take root at points along its length.
‘it's not always easy to find strawberry runners with good strong roots'
‘They propagate easily; self-sowing and by underground runners , making this plant an easy keeper.'
‘Finally, the pupils used six tubs to plant strawberry runners .'
‘Most warm-season grasses develop thatch, a spongelike layer of roots, runners , and grass blades just above the soil surface.'
‘Where the plants were growing runners I pegged these down into potting compost with unbent paper clips and watered them.'
18.A plant that spreads by means of runners.
‘This spacing allows the runners to root and eventually form a matted row.'
‘In a nearby field his tomb is a threshing floor bordered by pawpaw trees, sugar cane, sweet potato runners .'
‘Generally, the tropical bamboos tend to be clumpers and the temperate bamboos tend to be runners .'
‘Some, called runners , spread exuberantly, and others are classified as clumpers, which slowly expands from the original planting.'
‘February is when city slickers prune their roses and fruit trees, cut back their blackberry vines, and tug up bamboo runners .'
19.A twining plant.
20.A long, narrow rug or strip of carpet, especially for a hall or stairway.
‘a faded runner held in place with brass stair rods'
‘Sliding down the hallway on a carpet runner , Scott came to a screeching halt beside his little sister and reached down to take her hand.'
‘The floor was still that gold flecked marble, but it also had a deep red carpet runner down the center.'
‘Andrei fell in a heap on the carpet runner , screening in pain and clutching his knee.'
21.A revolving millstone.
22.A police officer.
‘Earlier this month the sanctuary was called out to save two white runner ducks and in December they had to pick up three ducks from the same place.'
24.A fast-swimming fish of the jack family, occurring in tropical seas.
‘A lot of small fish will do the job - Spanish mackerel, bluefish - but the preferred bait is the blue runner , also called a hardtail.'
‘They will catch a large variety of small fish which gather under a boat, such as blue runner , jacks and pilchards.'
‘Stopping on the way I cast a fly to a snapper which quickly grabbed hold, this was followed by a blue runner then a small barracuda which after one jump threw the hook.'