You’d never guess that the most complicated word in English is a three-letter word.

It’s ‘run’!

According to this article in Reader’s Digest, Oxford English Dictionary editors discovered that the verb form alone has 645 different meanings.

Here are some examples of ‘run’ (as a verb):

We run a fever.
We run a bath.
Our noses run.
We run our fingers through our hair.
We run water into a basin.
Our cars won’t run.
We run across the road.
Buses run every twenty minutes.
We run up bills.
Things run according to plan.

And here are some examples of ‘run’ (as a noun):

In cricket, you score runs.
We went out for a run.
You might have a run of bad luck.

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