do a runner

Definition of do a runner

British, informal
:to leave a place quickly by running especially to avoid paying a bill or to escape punishment

Word by Word Definitions

do play
  1. : to bring to pass : carry out

  2. : put

  3. : perform, execute

  1. : fuss, ado

  2. : deed, duty

  3. : a festive get-together : affair, party

  1. : the first tone of the major scale in solfège

runner play
  1. : one that runs : racer

  2. : base runner

  3. : ballcarrier


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