run high


run high
feelings were running high: BE STRONG, be fervent, be passionate, be intense.
run

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run high
(of rivers or feelings) to be close to overflowing
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Main Entry:run

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run high phrase
if emotions are running high, people are angry or emotional about something

I do appreciate that emotions are running high.

Thesaurus: what feelings and emotions dosynonym
Main entry: high

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I
(of a river) be full and close to overflowing, with a strong current
(of feelings) be intense

passions run high when marriages break up

II
see high

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run high — see run, 1
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Main Entry:high
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run high
: to be or become very strong or intense

Passions often run high in these debates. [=people often get very angry in these debates]

Emotions are running high between the two teams.

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Main Entry:run

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run ˈhigh idiom
(especially of feelings) to be strong and angry or excited

Feelings ran high as the election approached.

Main entry:highidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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