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run off

verb

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 to drive or force out
  • the dog often ran off cats and other animals that had intruded upon his owner's property

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2 to get free from a dangerous or confining situation
  • their rebellious daughter's run off because she was disciplined again

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3 to hasten away from something dangerous or frightening
  • the mouse ran off as soon as it saw us

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runoff

noun

Synonyms of runoff (Entry 2 of 2)

as in arroyo, freshet

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The first known use of run off was in 1680

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“Run off.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/run%20off. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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