A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

RAN

Wed, 25 May '22
Executed, as a program
Sun, 15 May '22
Booked it
Tue, 3 May '22
Fled
Tue, 12 Apr '22
Chaired
Wed, 30 Mar '22
Went on, as an errand
Thu, 17 Mar '22
Took off
Sat, 29 Jan '22
Bolted
Sun, 9 Jan '22
Chaired
Sun, 8 Aug '21
Sought office
Sun, 25 Jul '21
Akira Kurosawa film
Sun, 28 Feb '21
Published
Mon, 22 Feb '21
Sprinted
Fri, 1 Jan '21
Took off