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    run over

    Hello everyone.
    I'd like to ask about the meaning of "run over" in the following context (the reporter with the mayor are visiting the hospital):

    Three more people in green and one in purple ran to the man. He was not wearing a jumpsuit, which Annabella assumed meant that he was a patient. The one in purple was holding a wand, and run it over the man, whose screams somehow managed to get louder, so much so that Annabella was wishing they had forgone a cooling system for her suit in favor of sound bafflers.

    Does the phrase "run it over" mean that the man in purple indicated the screaming man with a wand?

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    Re: run over

    It sounds as if he passed it over the man's body; is it really a wand or is it some medical instrument?

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    Re: run over

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    It sounds as if he passed it over the man's body; is it really a wand or is it some medical instrument?
    Thank you very much, Tdol.
    I think that the wand is perhaps some kind of medical instrument, because further the author says that the ones in purple are doctors.

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