run
noun

a rush to buy something

Example

The post Office reported a run on the new stamps.

Usage
a run on the bank
a rush by customers to take deposits out of a bank which they think may close down
verb
  1. to be in force

    Examples
    • The lease runs for twenty years.

    • The lease has only six months to run.

  2. to amount to

    Example

    The costs ran into thousands of pounds.

"...applications for mortgages are running at a high level" [Times]

"...with interest rates running well above inflation, investors want something that offers a return for their money" [Business Week]

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