Run off - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈrən ˈɒf|  American pronunciation of the word run off
Brit.  |ˈrʌnɒf|  British pronunciation of the word run off


- run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along (syn: abscond, absquatulate, bolt, decamp, go off, make off)
- leave suddenly and as if in a hurry (syn: beetle off, bolt, run out)
- force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings (syn: dispel, drive away, drive off, drive out, turn back)
- run away secretly with one's beloved (syn: elope)
- run off as waste (syn: waste)
- reproduce by xerography (syn: photocopy, xerox)
- decide (a contest or competition) by a runoff


Jim and Mary threatened to run off to get married.

Someone ran the cattle off during the night.

I can run off the article that you want in a few days.

He ran off the poem like a machinegun.

All the early races have been run off.

...the dog often ran off cats and other animals that had intruded upon his owner's property...

...their rebellious daughter's run off because she was disciplined again...

Can you run off 200 copies of this notice?

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