Synonyms of runner in English:

runner


See definition of runner

noun

1‘seven runners were limbering up’

SYNONYMS
athlete
sprinter, hurdler, racer, long-distance runner, cross-country runner
jogger
competitor, contender, participant, entrant
informal miler

2‘a strawberry runner’

SYNONYMS
shoot, offshoot, sprout, tendril, sprig, sucker
technical stolon, flagellum

3‘bookmakers employed runners who ran round picking up bets’

SYNONYMS
messenger, courier, errand boy, messenger boy
scout
agent, collector
North American informal gofer

Phrases

    do a runner


    SYNONYMS
    run away, flee, run off, make a run for it, run for it, take flight, make off, take off, take to one's heels, make a break for it, bolt, beat a retreat, beat a hasty retreat, make a quick exit, make one's getaway, escape, head for the hills
    informal beat it, clear off, clear out, vamoose, skedaddle, split, cut and run, show a clean pair of heels, turn tail, scram, hook it, fly the coop, skip off, do a fade
    British informal scarper, do a bunk, leg it
    North American informal light out, bug out, cut out, peel out, take a powder, skiddoo
    Australian informal go through, shoot through
    archaic fly, levant
    ANTONYMS

    stay