running at large

Definition of "running at large"
  1. When an animal is not restrained or confined within the property limits of its owner, or when a political candidate is vying for an office elected by a broad region rather than a specific district
How to use "running at large" in a sentence
  1. After slipping its leash, the dog was running at large in the neighborhood.
  2. Despite not belonging to a specific district, the politician was running at large for the state-wide office.
  3. The farmer was held responsible for the damages caused by his cattle running at large.

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