|1.||[ verb ] direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.|
"She is running a relief operation in the Sudan"
|Related terms:||direct warm_up work financier block operator running|
|2.||[ verb ] perform as expected when applied|
|Synonyms:||work function run go|
"The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in" "Does this old car still run well?" "This old radio doesn't work anymore"
|Related terms:||malfunction service run double roll cut pan_out run work operation|
|3.||[ verb ] handle and cause to function|
"do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol" "control the lever"
|Related terms:||manipulate drive fly dial submarine treadle synchronise gate pedal relay turn master operator operation|
|4.||[ verb ] (military) perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense|
|Synonyms:||manoeuvre manoeuver maneuver|
|Related terms:||move jockey operation|
|5.||[ verb ] happen|
"What is going on in the minds of the people?"
|Related terms:||anticipate happen process|
|6.||[ verb ] keep engaged|
|Synonyms:||lock mesh engage|
"engaged the gears"
|Related terms:||disengage move throw ride operation engagement mesh|
|7.||[ verb ] (surgery) perform surgery on|
"The doctors operated on the patient but failed to save his life"
|Related terms:||treat sterilize venesect face-lift trephine medicine|