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run off

run off

run off - Dictionary definition and meaning for word run off

Definition
(verb) run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along
Example Sentence
  • The thief made off with our silver
  • the accountant absconded with the cash from the safe

Definition
(verb) leave suddenly and as if in a hurry
Synonyms : beetle off , bolt , bolt out , run out
Example Sentence
  • The listeners bolted when he discussed his strange ideas
  • When she started to tell silly stories, I ran out

Definition
(verb) force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings
Example Sentence
  • Drive away potential burglars
  • drive away bad thoughts
  • dispel doubts
  • The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers

Definition
(verb) run away secretly with one's beloved
Synonyms : elope
Example Sentence
  • The young couple eloped and got married in Las Vegas

Definition
(verb) run off as waste
Synonyms : waste
Example Sentence
  • The water wastes back into the ocean

Definition
(verb) reproduce by xerography
Synonyms : photocopy , xerox

Definition
(verb) decide (a contest or competition) by a runoff

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