run before one can walk

run before one can walk attempt something difficult before one has grasped the basic skills.
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  • run before one can walk — attempt something difficult before one has grasped the basic skills. → run …   English new terms dictionary

  • we must learn to walk before we can run — The metaphorical phrase to run before one can walk is also common. c 1350 Douce MS 52 no. 116 Fyrst the chylde crepyth and after gooth [walks]. c 1450 Towneley Play of First Shepherds (EETS) 1.100 Ffyrst must vs crepe and sythen [afterwards] go.… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • run — ► VERB (running; past ran; past part. run) 1) move at a speed faster than a walk, never having both or all feet on the ground at the same time. 2) move about in a hurried and hectic way. 3) pass or cause to pass: Helen ran her fingers through her …   English terms dictionary

  • run — verb (runs, running, ran ran; past participle run) 1》 move at a speed faster than a walk, never having both or all feet on the ground at the same time.     ↘enter or be entered in a race.     ↘(of hounds) chase or hunt their quarry.     ↘(of a… …   English new terms dictionary

  • run — run1 W1S1 [rʌn] v past tense ran [ræn] past participle run present participle running ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(move quickly using your legs)¦ 2¦(race)¦ 3¦(organize/be in charge of )¦ 4¦(do something/go somewhere quickly)¦ 5¦(buses/trains etc)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • run — run1 [ rʌn ] (past tense ran [ ræn ] ; past participle run) verb *** ▸ 1 move quickly with legs ▸ 2 control/organize ▸ 3 machine: work ▸ 4 liquid: flow ▸ 5 try to be elected ▸ 6 vehicle: travel ▸ 7 be shown/performed ▸ 8 reach amount/rate ▸ 9… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • run */*/*/ — I UK [rʌn] / US verb Word forms run : present tense I/you/we/they run he/she/it runs present participle running past tense ran UK [ræn] / US past participle run 1) [intransitive] to move quickly to a place using your legs and feet You ll have to… …   English dictionary

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