HyperDic: run_off

English > 7 senses of the expression run off:
VERBmotionrun off, abscond, bolt, absquatulate, decamp, go off, make offrun away
motionrun off, run out, bolt, bolt out, beetle offleave suddenly and as if in a hurry / hurry
motionrun off, chase away, drive out, turn back, drive away, dispel, drive offforce to go away
motionrun off, eloperun away secretly with one's beloved
motionrun off, wasterun off as waste
creationrun off, photocopy, xeroxreproduce by xerography
competitionrun offdecide (a contest or competition) by a runoff
English > run off: 7 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningrun away; usually includes taking something or somebody along.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsabscond, bolt, absquatulate, decamp, go off, make off
Narrowerlevantrun off without paying a debt
Broaderflee, fly, take flightrun away quickly
Spanishescapar, esfumarse, fugarse
Catalanfugir
English > run off: 7 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningLeave suddenly and as if in a hurry / hurry.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsrun out, bolt, bolt out, beetle off
Broaderleave, go forth, go awaygo away from a place
English > run off: 7 senses > verb 3, motion
MeaningForce to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Synonymschase away, drive out, turn back, drive away, dispel, drive off
Narrowerbanishdrive away
clear the airdispel differences or negative emotions
firedrive out or away by or as if by fire
shoo off, shoo, shoo awaydrive away by crying 'shoo!'
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
Similar torout out, drive out, force out, rouseForce or drive out
Spanishahuyentar, alejar, desvanecer
English > run off: 7 senses > verb 4, motion
Meaningrun away secretly with one's beloved.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymelope
Broaderflee, fly, take flightrun away quickly
Spanishescaquearse
Catalanescapar-se, fugar-se, fugir
English > run off: 7 senses > verb 5, motion
Meaningrun off as waste.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Synonymwaste
Broaderrun, flow, feed, courseMove along, of liquids / liquids
Spanishcorrer libre, derrochar, rebalsarse
Nounsrunoffthe occurrence of surplus liquid / liquid (as water) exceeding the limit or capacity
English > run off: 7 senses > verb 6, creation
MeaningReproduce by xerography.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
Synonymsphotocopy, xerox
Narrowermicrocopyphotocopy printed or other graphic matter so that it is reduced in size
photostatmake a copy by means of a Photostat device
Broaderreproducemake a copy or equivalent of
Spanishfotocopiar, imprimir
Catalanfotocopiar
English > run off: 7 senses > verb 7, competition
Meaningdecide (a contest or competition) by a runoff.
PatternSomebody ----s something
CategorygameA contest with rules to determine a winner
Broadercompete, vie, contendcompete for something
See alsoruncompete in a race
Spanishescaparse
Nounsrunoffa final election to resolve an earlier election that did not produce a winner

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