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Do You Know All 179 Definitions of Run?


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As people who use the English language, we all know that some words can have many meanings.

The Kaplan Words with Multiple Meanings Infographic shows us the English words with the most definitions.

The infographic is a collaboration between Kaplan International Colleges and

The word “run” had by far the most definitions at 179, followed by “take” and “break”.

“One can run a business or a marathon, run into an old friend or run out of time. Stockings run, but you can also run for mayor,” said Rebekah Otto of

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