1. [Verb]: happen; "What is going on in the minds of the people?"

2. [Verb]: handle and cause to function; "do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol"; "control the lever"

3. [Verb]: perform as expected when applied; "The washing machine won''t go unless it''s plugged in"; "Does this old car still run well?"; "This old radio doesn''t work anymore"

4. [Verb]: perform surgery on; "The doctors operated ont he patient but failed to save his life"

5. [Verb]: perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense

6. [Verb]: keep engaged; "engaged the gears"

7. [Verb]: direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.; "She is running a relief operation in the Sudan"

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