make a run for it


: to run away to avoid being captured
The robbers heard the police sirens and made a run for it.

Examples of make a run for it in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Apart from this one-off event, Jonas isn’t really trying to make a run for it. Larisha Paul, Rolling Stone, 23 May 2023 Advertisement Zac Steele, Troup County’s emergency management director, said the storm damaged the enclosures, allowing the tigers an opportunity to make a run for it. Leo Sands, Washington Post, 26 Mar. 2023 That allowed Bear to slip his collar and make a run for it. Nicholas Katzban, USA TODAY, 9 Dec. 2022 The Purge add an excellent bit of tension in trying to figure out when to team up and when to make a run for it to the escape hatch to win the game. Rob Wieland, Forbes, 20 May 2021 They should have hardly been surprised that a kid might try to make a run for it. Star Tribune, 19 Apr. 2021 With her future flashing before her eyes, Nicky decided to make a run for it, choosing to hide out in the bed of a nearby pickup truck. Max Gao, Vulture, 7 Apr. 2021 Cruise says that the car wasn't trying to make a run for it. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 11 Apr. 2022 Calvary has its eyes set on a national title, and the Eagles have the talent to make a run for it. Adam Lichtenstein,, 1 Dec. 2021

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“Make a run for it.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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