Idle and Run


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Idle verb – Run disconnected or idle.
Usage example: the engine is idling

Run is an antonym for idle.
Nearby Words: idled, idleness, idler, idling, idly
Antonyms for Idle


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Run verb – Be operating, running or functioning.
Usage example: The car is still running--turn it off!

Idle is an antonym for run in operate topic.
Nearby Word: running
Antonyms for Run
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  • Cloud Cuckoolander / Comics Tends to take Hillary and Faye's idle Zany Schemeing and run with the idea into surrealism.
  • Video Game / The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Once you get to the end of the game it only takes being idle for about ten minutes for a 100% hero meter to run empty.
  • Videogame / Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten Any cleared map can be used as a hub (Including your created maps), and any of your characters can run the various shops and services, or simply idle for the purpose of providing conversation.
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