run

(redirected from ran foul)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Idioms, Encyclopedia.

Run

To have legal validity in a prescribed territory; as in, the writ (a court order) runs throughout the county. To have applicability or legal effect during a prescribed period of time; as in, the Statute of Limitations has run against the claim. To follow or accompany; to be attached to another thing in pursuing a prescribed course or direction; as in, the Covenant (a written promise or restriction) runs with the land.

run

(Contend), verb announce a candidacy, aspire to political office, be a candidate, be designated a candidate, become an office seeker, campaign, campaign for office, campaign for public office, canvass, challenge an incumment, compete, run for office, seek election, seek re-eleccion, seek to become a public official, solicit votes, stand for election, strive, vie

run

(Flee), verb abscond, break away, dash, decamp, depart, disengage, escape, fly, hasten, hurry, leave, move swiftly, quit, race, retreat, rush, scamper, take flight

run

(Flow), verb advance, continue, drain out, elapse, extend, flood, go on, pass, proceed, pour, team, surge, trickle
Associated concepts: conditions and deeds running with the land, covenants running with the land, running at large, running of the statute of limitations

run

(Manage), verb carry on, conduct, direct, drive, function, govern, guide, handle, influence, maintain, oversee, perform, regulate, steer, superintend, work
See also: abscond, chain, conduct, demand, exude, flee, function, govern, hierarchy, manage, manipulate, market, moderate, officiate, operate, race, rule
References in periodicals archive ?
Sanchez, 37, began commenting on daily life in Cuba on her Generacion Y blog in 2007, but ran foul of the regime for criticizing Fidel and Raul Castro.
DAN SWEAR: Mills ran foul of the officials; FRUSTRATION: Caleb Folan; HE'S ROCKING: Fraizer Campbell's team-mates rush to join in his distinctive goal celebration after he put Hull in front against Charlton
At work, he finds that the perks of being the boss come at a high price: when Pussy, whom he loved like a brother, turned out to be an informant, Tony was forced to kill him; when Jackie Aprile's son ran foul of the organisation, Tony had no choice but to sanction his death too.
Yet I had never even heard of Mr Marsden until he ran foul of Labour Chief Whip Hilary Armstrong and promptly made public his notes of their conversation.
They ran foul of the conditions even though all were driving within the speed limit and with extreme caution.