run an errand

run an errand
to make a short trip for a particular purpose.

I've got to run a few errands and then stop by my mother's house.

Usage notes: usually to buy or deliver something

New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • run an errand — deliver something, go and get something    Paul, please run an errand for me. Take this bread to Aunt Matty …   English idioms

  • run an errand — carry out an errand, typically on someone else s behalf …   Useful english dictionary

  • To run an errand — Errand Er rand, n. [OE. erende, erande, message, business, AS. [ae]rende, [ae]rend; akin to OS. arundi, OHG. arunti, Icel. eyrendi, [ o]rendi, erendi, Sw. [ a]rende, Dan. [ae]rende; perh. akin to AS. earu swift, Icel. [ o]rr, and to L. oriri to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Errand — Er rand, n. [OE. erende, erande, message, business, AS. [ae]rende, [ae]rend; akin to OS. arundi, OHG. arunti, Icel. eyrendi, [ o]rendi, erendi, Sw. [ a]rende, Dan. [ae]rende; perh. akin to AS. earu swift, Icel. [ o]rr, and to L. oriri to rise, E …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • errand — n. 1) to do, run an errand; to go on an errand 2) personal errands 3) a fool s ( useless ) errand 4) an errand for (could you run an errand for me?) 5) (misc.) an errand of mercy * * * [ erənd] run an errand to go on an errand (misc.) an errand… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • errand — [[t]e̱rənd[/t]] errands 1) N COUNT An errand is a short trip that you make in order to do a job for someone, for example when you go to a shop to buy something for them. She went off on some errand... She had a more urgent errand. 2) PHRASE: V… …   English dictionary

  • errand — noun (C) 1 a short journey in order to do something for someone, for example delivering or getting something for them: I have a couple of errands for you. | send sb on an errand: His mother sent him on an errand. | run an errand: Uncle Pio has… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • run — runnable, adj. runnability, n. /run/, v., ran, run, running, n., adj. v.i. 1. to go quickly by moving the legs more rapidly than at a walk and in such a manner that for an instant in each step all or both feet are off the ground. 2. to move with… …   Universalium

  • run — [[t]rʌ̱n[/t]] ♦ runs, running, ran (The form run is used in the present tense and is also the past participle of the verb.) 1) VERB When you run, you move more quickly than when you walk, for example because you are in a hurry to get somewhere,… …   English dictionary

  • errand — UK [ˈerənd] / US noun [countable] Word forms errand : singular errand plural errands a small job that involves going to collect or deliver something I m about to send Tom out on an errand. run an errand (= do an errand): She s out running errands …   English dictionary

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