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run off

 
Noun run off has 2 senses
  1. overflow, runoff, overspill - the occurrence of surplus liquid (as water) exceeding the limit or capacity
    --1 is a kind of flow, flowing
    Derived form: verb run off5
  2. runoff - a final election to resolve an earlier election that did not produce a winner
    --2 is a kind of election
    Derived form: verb run off7
Verb run off has 7 senses
  1. abscond, bolt, absquatulate, decamp, run off, go off - run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along
    --1 is one way to flee, fly, take flight
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
  2. run off, run out, bolt, bolt out, beetle off - leave suddenly and as if in a hurry; "The listeners bolted when he discussed his strange ideas"; "When she started to tell silly stories, I ran out"
    --2 is one way to leave, go forth, go away
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
  3. chase away, drive out, turn back, drive away, dispel, drive off, run off - force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings; "Drive away potential burglars"; "drive away bad thoughts"; "dispel doubts"; "The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers"
    --3 is one way to move, displace
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
  4. elope, run off - run away secretly with one's beloved; "The young couple eloped and got married in Las Vegas"
    --4 is one way to flee, fly, take flight
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
  5. waste, run off - run off as waste; "The water wastes back into the ocean"
    --5 is one way to run, flow, feed, course
    Derived form: noun runoff1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
  6. photocopy, run off, xerox - reproduce by xerography
    --6 is one way to reproduce
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
  7. run off - decide (a contest or competition) by a runoff
    --7 is one way to
    compete, vie, contend
    Derived form: noun runoff2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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