run off

verb

Definition of run off

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to recite, compose, or produce rapidlyb :  to cause to be run or played to a finishc :  to decide (a race) by a runoffd :  carry out

  3. 2 :  to drain off :  draw off

  4. 3a :  to drive off (someone, such as a trespasser)b :  to steal (animals, such as cattle) by driving away

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  run away 1

run off with

  1. :  to carry off :  steal ran off with the money

Examples of run off in a Sentence

  1. the dog often ran off cats and other animals that had intruded upon his owner's property

  2. their rebellious daughter's run off because she was disciplined again

First Known Use of run off

1680



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