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running off

verb
present participle of run off

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

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“Running off.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/running%20off. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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