running at large

running at large

adj. 1) referring to cattle or other animals which have escaped from an enclosure and are wandering. The owner will be liable for damage caused by such animals. 2) political campaigning by a candidate running for an office from no specific district, but from an entire city, county, or state.

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Dogs that are running at large on the street will oftentimes form a pack and take on a pack mentality,'' said department spokesman Peter Persic.