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run off

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  1. abscond, bolt, absquatulate, decamp, run off, go off, make offverb

    run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along

    "The thief made off with our silver"; "the accountant absconded with the cash from the safe"

  2. run off, run out, bolt, bolt out, beetle offverb

    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"

  3. chase away, drive out, turn back, drive away, dispel, drive off, run offverb

    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"

  4. elope, run offverb

    run away secretly with one's beloved

    "The young couple eloped and got married in Las Vegas"

  5. waste, run offverb

    run off as waste

    "The water wastes back into the ocean"

  6. photocopy, run off, xeroxverb

    reproduce by xerography

  7. run offverb

    decide (a contest or competition) by a runoff


  1. run offverb

    To flee or depart quickly.

  2. run offverb

    To make photocopies, or print.

  3. run offverb

    To write something quickly.

  4. run offverb

    (of a liquid) To pour or spill off or over.

  5. run offverb

    To leave someone without prior advice.

  6. run offverb

    To chase someone away.

  7. run offverb

    To operate by a particular energy source.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of run off in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of run off in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of run off in a Sentence

  1. John Brady:

    This number shows the economy is strong and the Fed's got time. It doesn't have to run off the sidelines and get involved in raising rates.

  2. Rick Jager:

    The areas include both bus and rail divisions, landscape irrigation, toilets and wash basins and mobile cleaning vehicles, all require the need for metering devices, not only to reduce water use but also for capturing run-off after cleaning and recycling the liquid captured.

  3. Ashley Judd:

    Together we did this for 6 hours on an irregular, rutted and pocked dirt road that has gullies for rain run off during the rainy season.

  4. Claudia Villarroel:

    These rains serve to accumulate water, but the superficial run-off is very high. What is best is a little, constant rain.

  5. John Brady:

    This number shows the economy is strong and the Fed’s got time ; it does n’t have to run off the sidelines and get involved in raising rates.

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    a container used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women)
    • A. value
    • B. model
    • C. tranquillity
    • D. purse

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