run off


Definition of RUN OFF

transitive verb
a :  to recite, compose, or produce rapidly
b :  to cause to be run or played to a finish
c :  to decide (as a race) by a runoff
d :  carry out
:  to drain off :  draw off
a :  to drive off (as trespassers)
b :  to steal (as cattle) by driving away
intransitive verb
:  run away 1
run off with
:  to carry off :  steal <ran off with the money>

Examples of RUN OFF

  1. <the dog often ran off cats and other animals that had intruded upon his owner's property>
  2. <their rebellious daughter's run off because she was disciplined again>

First Known Use of RUN OFF



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