Run

 (good or bad), the success or duration of a piece's performance.—Theatrical.
to comprehend, &c.; “I don't run  to it,” i.e., I can't do it, I don't understand; also not money enough, as, “I should like to, but it wont run  to it.”
“to get the run  upon any person,” to have the upper hand, or be able to laugh at him. Run  down, to abuse or backbite any one; to “lord it,” or “drive over” him. Originally stable slang.
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