: to leave a person or place in order to live with and have a sexual relationship with (someone) : run off with
She left her partner and ran away with her assistant.
: to leave a place with (something that one does not own) : run off with, steal
The clerk ran away with all the store's cash.
: to be the best or most popular performer in (a performance)
He ran away with the show.
: to win (something) very easily : run off with
She ran away with the election. The Spanish team ran away with the gold medal in Sydney.—Rick Reilly
: to make (someone) do or think something that is not sensible or reasonable
Don't let your imagination run away with you. "We can't let our enthusiasm run away with us," said Boris Johnson, adding that the public must continue to observe the lockdown restrictions.—Sarah Boseley and Philip Oltermann
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