run off

Definitions of run off
  1. verb
    run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along
    synonyms: abscond, absquatulate, bolt, decamp, go off, make off
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    run off without paying a debt
    type of:
    flee, fly, take flight
    run away quickly
  2. verb
    run away secretly with one's beloved
    synonyms: elope
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    type of:
    flee, fly, take flight
    run away quickly
  3. verb
    leave suddenly and as if in a hurry
    synonyms: beetle off, bolt, bolt out, run out
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    type of:
    go away, go forth, leave
    go away from a place
  4. verb
    force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings
    synonyms: chase away, dispel, drive away, drive off, drive out, turn back
    drive out, force out, rouse, rout out
    force or drive out
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    drive out by frightening
    drive out or away by or as if by fire
    clear the air
    dispel differences or negative emotions
    drive away
    shoo, shoo away, shoo off
    drive away by crying `shoo!'
    type of:
    displace, move
    cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
  5. verb
    reproduce by xerography
    synonyms: photocopy, xerox
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    photocopy printed or other graphic matter so that it is reduced in size
    make a copy by means of a Photostat device
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    make a copy or equivalent of
  6. verb
    decide (a contest or competition) by a runoff
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    compete, contend, vie
    compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others
  7. verb
    run off as waste
    synonyms: waste
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    course, feed, flow, run
    move along, of liquids
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