make off


made off; making off; makes off

intransitive verb

: to leave in haste
make off with
: to take away
especially : grab, steal

Examples of make off in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While most of the film’s romantic subplot follows Kelly and Cole Davis (Tatum), Garcia and Robbins make off with their own cute little love story. Kate Erbland, IndieWire, 11 July 2024 The bank is perhaps most famous for a Sept. 12, 1924, robbery by the desperado Ashley Gang, which terrorized the state, and made off with $4,000 in cash and $5,000 worth of Liberty bonds. Lisa J. Huriash, Sun Sentinel, 5 July 2024 In 2011, hackers made off with 25,000 Bitcoins valued at around $400,000. Vinamrata Chaturvedi, Quartz, 1 July 2024 One of the thieves put a gun to the victim’s head while his two accomplices repeatedly punched him in the face and knocked him to the ground before making off with his cell phone and wallet. Julian Roberts-Grmela, New York Daily News, 27 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for make off 

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1680, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of make off was circa 1680

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“Make off.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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