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2 definitions found
 for run off
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  run off
      v 1: 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" [syn:
           abscond, bolt, absquatulate, decamp, run off, go
           off, make off]
      2: 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" [syn: run off, run out,
         bolt, bolt out, beetle off]
      3: 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" [syn: chase away, drive out,
         turn back, drive away, dispel, drive off, run off]
      4: run away secretly with one's beloved; "The young couple
         eloped and got married in Las Vegas" [syn: elope, run
         off]
      5: run off as waste; "The water wastes back into the ocean"
         [syn: waste, run off]
      6: reproduce by xerography [syn: photocopy, run off,
         xerox]
      7: decide (a contest or competition) by a runoff

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  60 Moby Thesaurus words for "run off":
     abscond, absquatulate, beat a retreat, bolt, bring out, clear out,
     cut and run, cut out, decamp, depart, desert, elope, engrave, flee,
     fly, fugitate, get out, go AWOL, hectograph, hightail, impress,
     imprint, issue, jump, jump bail, levant, make off, make tracks,
     mimeograph, multigraph, overprint, print, proof, prove, publish,
     pull, pull a proof, put out, put to bed, put to press, reissue,
     reprint, run, run along, run away, run away from, run away with,
     run for it, show the heels, skedaddle, skip, skip out,
     slip the cable, stamp, strike, take French leave, take flight,
     take to flight, take wing, turn tail
  
  

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