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run off


run off

verb

Definition of RUN OFF

1
to drive or force out <the dog often ran off cats and other animals that had intruded upon his owner's property>
Synonyms banish, boot (out), bounce, cast out, chase, dismiss, drum (out), expel, extrude, kick out, oust, out, rout, run off, throw out, turf (out) [chiefly British], turn out
2
to get free from a dangerous or confining situation <their rebellious daughter's run off because she was disciplined again>
3
to hasten away from something dangerous or frightening <the mouse ran off as soon as it saw us>
Related Words abscond, clear out, decamp, elope, escape, get (away), get out, lam, light out, make off, mizzle [chiefly British], scarper [British], scat, scram, skip (out), skirr

February 28, 2015
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To speak pompously or dogmatically
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