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>

1680

First Known Use of run off

1680



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