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English verb: run off

1. run off (motion) run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along


SamplesThe thief made off with our silver.
The accountant absconded with the cash from the safe.


Synonymsabscond, absquatulate, bolt, decamp, go off, make off


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)flee, fly, take flight


Narrower (hyponym)levant

2. run off (motion) leave suddenly and as if in a hurry


SamplesThe listeners bolted when he discussed his strange ideas.
When she started to tell silly stories, I ran out.


Synonymsbeetle off, bolt, bolt out, run out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)go away, go forth, leave

3. run off (motion) force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings


SamplesDrive away potential burglars.
Drive away bad thoughts.
Dispel doubts.
The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers.


Synonymschase away, dispel, drive away, drive off, drive out, turn back


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)displace, move


Narrower (hyponym)banish, clear the air, fire, frighten, shoo, shoo away, shoo off


Verb groupdrive out, force out, rouse, rout out

4. run off (motion) run away secretly with one's beloved


SamplesThe young couple eloped and got married in Las Vegas.


Synonymselope


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)flee, fly, take flight

5. run off (motion) run off as waste


SamplesThe water wastes back into the ocean.


Synonymswaste


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)course, feed, flow, run

6. run off (creation) reproduce by xerography


Synonymsphotocopy, xerox


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)reproduce


Narrower (hyponym)microcopy, photostat

7. run off (competition) decide (a contest or competition) by a runoff


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)compete, contend, vie


Domain categorygame









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