long-running (adj.) 1943, of theatrical productions, from LONG (Cf. long) (adj.) + RUNNING (Cf. running).

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  • long-running — adj [only before noun] used to talk about something that has been continuing for a long time ▪ a long running saga long running dispute/battle/debate/feud etc ▪ She was involved in a long running legal battle. long running show/musical/soap opera …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • long-running — adjective having continued for a long time: a long running dispute/conflict one of the longest running plays on Broadway …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • long-running — longest running ADJ GRADED: ADJ n Something that is long running has been in existence, or has been performed, for a long time. ...efforts to find a peaceful solution to this long running war. ...a long running trade dispute... He was best known… …   English dictionary

  • long-running — adjective (only before noun) a long running battle, show etc has been happening for a long time: the long running dispute over farm subsidies …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • long-running — /ˈlɒŋ rʌnɪŋ/ (say long runing) adjective 1. continuing for a long period of time: a long running dispute. 2. (of a play, film, etc.) having repeated performances or screenings over a long period of time. 3. (of a television or radio series)… …   Australian English dictionary

  • long-running — UK / US adjective having continued for a long time a long running dispute/conflict one of the longest running plays on Broadway …   English dictionary

  • ˌlong-ˈrunning — adj having continued for a long time a long running dispute/conflict[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • long-running — adjective Operating for a relatively extended period of time. The long running play finally closed on Broadway, just short of setting a record for longest playing …   Wiktionary

  • long-running — adj. Long running is used with these nouns: ↑battle, ↑campaign, ↑conflict, ↑debate, ↑dispute, ↑feud, ↑row, ↑saga, ↑series, ↑show, ↑soap opera, ↑wrangle …   Collocations dictionary

  • long-running — longˈ runˈning adjective Continuing over a long period • • • Main Entry: ↑long …   Useful english dictionary

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