run for it

idiom

informal
: to run to avoid being caught
It's the cops! Run for it!

Examples of run for it in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Officers started retaking control of the hall by 2:45 p.m. Lawmakers and police officers argued inside about whether to run for it. Sarah D. Wire, Los Angeles Times, 4 Jan. 2024 Soon, Shauna pulls the Queen and makes a run for it. Nojan Aminosharei, Harper's BAZAAR, 26 May 2023 Apart from this one-off event, Jonas isn’t really trying to make a run for it. Larisha Paul, Rolling Stone, 23 May 2023 Anybody who wants to run for it can feel free to do so. Morgan Watkins, The Courier-Journal, 16 Nov. 2022 On fourth and one in the third quarter, Nix made a run for it and outmaneuvered three UCLA defenders to gain two yards and pick up the first down. Los Angeles Times, 23 Oct. 2022 Tumbry watched as the family at the table next to them made a run for it. BostonGlobe.com, 30 June 2021 That’s when Moore made a run for it, the family claims, desperately knocking on neighbors’ doors to call for help. Washington Post, 16 Mar. 2021 Several witnesses were trying to catch Duke, but the scared pup decided to make a run for it instead and jumped off the overpass onto Dickinson Avenue. Rebecca Hennes, Houston Chronicle, 4 Sep. 2020

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“Run for it.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/run%20for%20it. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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