222 – Five Phrasal Verbs with RUN – Phrasal Verb Lesson!

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RUN is an interesting verb that combines with several prepositions to form phrasal verbs. As you know, a phrasal verb is a verb plus a preposition which is used as an idiom. For today’s English lesson let’s have a look at five phrasal verbs that use RUN.

Here are the example sentences:
Listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details

run away (from)

  • Jane! Why did you run away from me last night. Don’t you love me?
  • Tommy ran away from home when he was 13 and joined the circus.
  • I put a fence around my house to keep my dogs from running away.

run into (1)

  • Jack said he ran into Jon Bon Jovi in the hotel lobby.
  • I hope I don’t run into my ex-girlfriend at the club tonight.
  • If you run into Jane at the party, tell her I said hello!

run into (2)

  • Bob was rushing to leave the office and ran into his secretary. She dropped all of her files and a cup of coffee.
  • If you drive too closely to the car in front of you, you might run into it.
  • The truck’s brakes malfunctioned and it ran into a parked car.


run out of

  • If you run out of supplies like pens or folders, just ask the office manager.
  • Tom never seems to run out of excuses for being late.
  • If we do not hurry we will run out of time. The report is due by the end of the day.

run over (1)

  • We need to run over the price list once more before having it printed.
  • I need someone to help me run over this report.
  • Let’s run over the plan one more time to make sure we know what to do.


run over (2)

  • The CEO’s speech ran over, so we need to extend the meeting a few more minutes.
  • If the meeting runs over more than 10 minutes, the hotel will charge us an overtime fee.
  • The concert ran over because the band did three encores.

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