runny
adjective Date: 1817 having a tendency to run: as a. extremely or excessively soft and liquid <
a runny dough
>
b. secreting a thin flow of mucus <
a runny nose
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • runny — [run′ē] adj. runnier, runniest 1. that flows, esp. too freely 2. that keeps on discharging mucus [a runny nose] runniness n …   English World dictionary

  • runny — 1817, from RUN (Cf. run) (v.) + Y (Cf. y) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • runny — ► ADJECTIVE (runnier, runniest) 1) more liquid in consistency than is usual or expected. 2) (of a person s nose) producing or discharging mucus …   English terms dictionary

  • runny — [[t]rʌ̱ni[/t]] runnier, runniest 1) ADJ GRADED Something that is runny is more liquid than usual or than was intended. Warm the honey until it becomes runny. ...a runny soft cheese. 2) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If someone has a runny nose or runny… …   English dictionary

  • runny — adjective informal 1 something, especially a food, that is runny is not solid or thick enough: go runny (=become runny): The butter had gone runny in the heat. 2 a runny nose, runny eyes etc have liquid coming out of them, usually because you… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • runny — UK [ˈrʌnɪ] / US adjective Word forms runny : adjective runny comparative runnier superlative runniest 1) a runny nose has liquid coming out of it I ve got a sore throat and a runny nose. 2) like a liquid Do you like your eggs cooked hard or… …   English dictionary

  • runny — run|ny [ˈrʌni] adj informal 1.) a runny nose, runny eyes etc have liquid coming out of them, usually because you have a cold 2.) food that is runny is not as solid or thick as normal or as desired ▪ The butter had gone runny in the heat …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • runny — run|ny [ rʌni ] adjective 1. ) a runny nose has liquid coming out of it: I ve got a sore throat and a runny nose. 2. ) like a liquid: Do you like your eggs cooked hard or runny? …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • runny — adjective a) fluid; capable of flowing runny honey b) liable to run or drip a runny nose …   Wiktionary

  • runny — /ˈrʌni / (say runee) adjective 1. (of matter) fluid or tending to flow. 2. tending to flow with excess liquid: runny icing. 3. tending to discharge liquid: a runny eye. {run + n + y1} …   Australian English dictionary

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