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The German word for to run is
laufen





to run

German Definition


run
     [1] (intransitiv) sich schnell zu Fuß bewegen; rennen, eilen
     [2] Verkehrsmittel: zwischen zwei Orten verkehren; pendeln
     [3] (intransitiv) von Flüssigkeiten: eine stetige, schnelle Bewegung ausführen; fließen
     [4] (intransitiv) Technik: in Betrieb sein, laufen
          [1] He ran the way to school.
            Er rannte den Weg zur Schule.
          [2] The bus runs at 4.30.
            Der Bus fährt um 4.30 Uhr.

Translations for run and their definitions

rennen
     v. (intransitive, auxiliary: “sein”) to run; to race; to sprint (said of competeting sportsmen, animals etc.)
          So schnell wie Mike rennt niemand in der Klasse. — In this class, nobody runs as fast as Mike.
          Der Gepard ist das Säugetier, welches am schnellsten rennen kann. — The cheetah is the mammal which can run the fastest.
     v. (transitive, auxiliary: “haben”) to run over (someone)
          jemanden zu Boden rennen — “to run someone to the ground”



gehen
     v. (intransitive) to go, to walk
     v. to walk (some distance); to go (some distance) by foot
     v. (intransitive) to leave
          Ich gehe jetzt. - I’m leaving now.
     v. (intransitive) to leave, to take off (airplane, train)
          Wann geht dein Zug? − When is your train leaving?
     v. (impersonal, intransitive) to be going; to be alright; indicates how the dative object fares
          Wie geht es dir? - How are you doing?
          Es geht mir gut. - I’m doing well. (Literally, “It goes well for me.”)
          Es geht. - It’s alright.
     v. (colloquial, intransitive) to be possible
          Das würde vielleicht gehen. - That might be possible.
     v. (colloquial, intransitive) to work, to function (of a machine, method or the like)
          Der Kaffeeautomat geht nicht. - The coffee dispenser doesn't work.
     v. (colloquial, intransitive) to be in progress; to last
          Die Sitzung geht bis ein Uhr. - The session is scheduled until one o’clock.
     v. (regional or dated, impersonal, intransitive, with “auf” followed by a time) to approach; to be going (on some one)
          Es geht auf 8 Uhr. - It’s going on 8 o’clock.


kandidieren
     v. to be a candidate


überfahren
     v. (transitive, to drive over, causing injury or death) to run over, to run down
     v. (transitive, of a red traffic light or stop sign) to go through, to overshoot
     v. (dated, intransitive, auxiliary sein, to go from one shore of a river or other waterway to another) to pass over, to cross
     v. (dated, transitive, auxiliary haben, to transport from one shore of a river or other waterway to another) to take across, to ferry over


fließen
     v. (intransitive) to flow


verlaufen
     v. (reflexive) to get lost, stray
          Hänsel und Gretel haben sich im Wald verlaufen. - Hansel and Gretel got lost in the woods.
     v. (reflexive, of a, crowd) to disperse, scatter
          Es dauert schon eine Weile, bis sich die Zuschauer nach einem Fußballspiel verlaufen. - It does take a while for the crowd to disperse after a soccer match.
     v. (intransitive) to run (extend in a specific direction)
          Der Fluss verläuft von Süden nach Norden. - The river runs from south to north.
          Die Grenze verläuft entlang der Gebirgskette. - The border runs along the mountain chain.
     v. (intransitive) to go, proceed (well, poorly, etc.)
          Alles verläuft wie geplant. - Everything is going as planned.



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