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run a business

This page is about the collocation run a business

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to be in charge of a business

For example

  • Bill ran his business very well, and he made lots of money.

  • The workers were sick of getting low wages, so they started their own business and ran it themselves.

Note:
A similar collocation is "run a company". You can also use "run" for particular types of business, such as "run a fitness centre" and "run a language school".

Quick Quiz

Who usually runs a business?

a. the customers

b. the managers

c. the workers

Contributor: Matt Errey