running noun

1 activity/sport

ADJ. cross-country, fell, road | distance, long-distance, marathon, middle-distance

RUNNING + NOUN event, race | shoe, shorts, vest | track

2 management of business, etc.

ADJ. efficient, smooth Careful planning is needed to ensure the smooth running of the event. | day-to-day

VERB + RUNNING be involved in, be responsible for

RUNNING + NOUN costs, expenses