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runs

Meaning: (as in the runs) a case of diarrhea

For example:

  • I've had the runs all day. It must be the seafood we ate last night.

  • Gillian had everyone screaming with laughter when she told us about her bus trip across India while she had the runs.

Note: This word is always used with the definite article "the". You can say "I've got the runs", but not "I've got runs".

Quick Quiz:

If you have the runs, you'll have to
  1. train hard every day
  2. go to the toilet often
  3. have strong leg muscles

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