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run off

verb

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  1. 1 to drive or force out the dog often ran off cats and other animals that had intruded upon his owner's property Synonyms of run off banish, boot (out), bounce, cast out, chase, dismiss, drum (out), expel, extrude, kick out, oust, out, rout, eject, throw out, turf (out) [chiefly British], turn outWords Related to run off deforce, deport, displace, dispossess, evict, exile, expatriate, ostracize, read out, shut out; ax (or axe), can, cashier, defenestrate, discharge, fire, muster out, pink-slip, release, remove, retire, sack, terminateNear Antonyms of run off accept, admit, receive, take, take in; welcome; entertain, harbor, house, lodge, shelter

  2. 2 to get free from a dangerous or confining situation their rebellious daughter's run off because she was disciplined again Synonyms of run off abscond, break out (of), clear out, flee, fly, get out, lam, run away, escapeWords Related to run off avoid, elude, evade, lose, shun; decamp, depart, elope, exit, go, leave, move, pull out, quit, sally (forth), shove (off), take off, walk out; disentangle, extricate; bring off, emancipate, enfranchise, free, liberate, loose, loosen, manumit, redeem, release, rescue, spring, unbind, uncage, unchain, unfetterNear Antonyms of run off abide, dwell, hang around, linger, remain, stay, stick around, tarry; come back, return

  3. 3 to hasten away from something dangerous or frightening the mouse ran off as soon as it saw us Synonyms of run off bolt, break, bug out, flee, fly, hightail (it), retreat, run away, run, skedaddleWords Related to run off abscond, clear out, decamp, elope, escape, get (away), get out, lam, light out, make off, mizzle [chiefly British], scarper [British], scat, scram, skip (out), skirrNear Antonyms of run off beard, brave, confront, dare, defy, face; abide, dwell, hang around, linger, remain, stay, stick around, tarry


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