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run off

verb

Definition of run off

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 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

  3. 2 :  to drain off :  draw off

  4. 3 a :  to drive off (as trespassers) b :  to steal (as cattle) by driving away

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  run away 1

run off with
  1. :  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>



1683

First Known Use of run off

1683



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