39. pipe, trough, runner, conduit; gutter, drain, eave or eaves trough, scupper, Brit, sough or esp. Scot. sugh; chute, shoot, flume, sluice, spillway.
40. herd, flock, drove, pack, bunch, colony; (all of birds) bevy, flight; (all of fish) school, shoal; (all of bees) swarm, swarming; (all of insects) cloud, plague.
41. Music, roulade, cadenza, bravura, fioritura, flourish, arpeggio, trill, Jazz or Rock. riff.
42. in the long run finally, ultimately, in the end; eventually, in time, in due time; after all, all things considered, all things said and done, in the final analysis; generally, in general, on the whole, on the average, mainly, in the main, by and large, for the most part, all in all; virtually, chiefly, mostly.
43. on the run Informal,
a. hurriedly, in a hurry, hastily, in haste, with haste or all haste, with a rush, in a sweat; quickly, speedily, swiftly,
b. on the move, on the go, on the fly, on the march, on the wing, on the road, in motion, Inf. on the hop or jump. c. bolting, escaping, running, hiding, fleeing, in flight, SI. on the lam or lamming it, SI. hightailing it.
-adj. 44. melted, molten, fused; liquefied, liquescent, deliquescent, thawed,
runaway, n. 1. fugitive, fleer, escaper, Archaic. runagate; deserter, defector, decamper, absconder, Inf. skedaddler; escapee, truant, eloper, displaced person, DP, £migr£, evacuee; renegade, Chiefly Australian. (of animals) breakaway, mustang, maverick.
-adj. 2. escaped, fled, fugitive, at large, flown, out, in flight; wild, renegade, loose, on the loose, SI. on the lam, SI. hot.
3. easy, easily won, SI. pie, SI. cake, easygoing, plain-sailing; cinchy, nothing to it, effortless,
run-down, adj. 1. unhealthy, in poor health, sickly, peaked, with low resistance, languishing, on one's last legs; debilitated, valetudinarian, Inf. off one's feed, below par, not oneself, laid low, SI. in a bad way, Inf. far gone; weakened, out of condition or shape, worn-out, fatigued, drained, exhausted, tired, enervated, spent, Inf. used up, Inf. pooped, Inf. feeling awful.
2. dilapidated, ramshackle, tumbledown, broken-down, decrepit, tottery; in ruins, in a shambles, gone to wrack and ruin, Inf. beat-up, SI. slummy, seedy.
3. unwound, wound down, stopped, silent, still, stilled, hushed, mute; not running, not working, out of order, Inf. out-of-commission, Inf. on the fritz.
rundown, n. summary, r£sum£, conspectus, recapitulation, Inf recap, summation, Inf. wrapup, windup, debriefing; sketch, thumbnail sketch, outline, skeleton, highlights, overview; run-through, walk-through, once-over-lightly; rehash, review, brief, briefing, flight plan, game plan, scenario, Inf. chalk-talk.
runlet, n. stream, brook, streamlet, brooklet, creek, rivulet, rill. See - rivulet, runner, n. 1. racer, sprinter, hurdler; miler, longdistance runner, cross-country runner, harrier; track and field man.
2. messenger, messenger-boy, courier, dispatch-bearer, Brit, commissionaire, Brit, express, SI. gopher.
3. branch, shoot, offshoot; creeper, Bot. stolon, Bot. flagellum, Bot. sarmentum.
run-of-the-mill, adj. average, common, ordinary, normal, garden-variety; commonplace, everyday, matter-of-fact, familiar, Inf. same old, run-of-the-mine; fair, tolerable, passable, so-so, Fr. comme ci, comme ca, Sp. asi asi; decent, modest, not bad, moderate, betwixt and between; mediocre, middling, second-rate, unimpressive, Inf. no great shakes, Inf. nothing to get excited about; usual, regular, routine.