run-in
noun Date: 1857 1. British the final part of a race or racetrack 2. altercation, quarrel 3. something inserted as a substantial addition in copy or typeset matter

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Run-in — Run in, n. An argument or quarrel. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • run-in — {n.} 1. A traffic accident. * /My car was wrecked when I had a run in with a small truck./ 2. A violent quarrel. * /John had a nasty run in with his boss and was fired./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • run-in — {n.} 1. A traffic accident. * /My car was wrecked when I had a run in with a small truck./ 2. A violent quarrel. * /John had a nasty run in with his boss and was fired./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • run in — {v. phr.} 1. {informal} To take to jail; arrest. * /The policeman ran the man in for peddling without a license./ 2. To make a brief visit. * /The neighbor boy ran in for a minute to see Bob s newest model rocket./ Syn.: DROP IN. Compare: STOP… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • run in — {v. phr.} 1. {informal} To take to jail; arrest. * /The policeman ran the man in for peddling without a license./ 2. To make a brief visit. * /The neighbor boy ran in for a minute to see Bob s newest model rocket./ Syn.: DROP IN. Compare: STOP… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • run in — verb Date: 1817 transitive verb 1. a. to insert as additional matter b. to make (typeset matter) continuous without a paragraph or other break 2. to arrest for a usually minor offense 3. chiefly British to break in (a new machine) gradually by… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Run-in period — is a period before a clinical trial is commenced when no treatment is given. The clinical data from this stage of a trial are only occasionally of value but can serve a valuable role in screening out ineligible or non compliant participants, in… …   Wikipedia

  • run in the blood — or[run in the family] {v. phr.} To be a common family characteristic; be learned or inherited from your family. * /A great interest in gardening runs in his family./ * /Red hair runs in the family./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • run in the blood — or[run in the family] {v. phr.} To be a common family characteristic; be learned or inherited from your family. * /A great interest in gardening runs in his family./ * /Red hair runs in the family./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • To run in — Run Run, v. i. [imp. {Ran}or {Run}; p. p. {Run}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Running}.] [OE. rinnen, rennen (imp. ran, p. p. runnen, ronnen). AS. rinnan to flow (imp. ran, p. p. gerunnen), and iernan, irnan, to run (imp. orn, arn, earn, p. p. urnen); akin… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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