Definition of Run Off in English :

Define Run Off in English

Run Off meaning in English

Meaning of Run Off in English

Pronunciation of Run Off in English

Run Off pronunciation in English

Pronounce Run Off in English

Run Off

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

run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along

Example Sentences:
'The thief made off with our silver'
'the accountant absconded with the cash from the safe'

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

leave suddenly and as if in a hurry

Example Sentences:
'The listeners bolted when he discussed his strange ideas'
'When she started to tell silly stories, I ran out'

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

force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings

Example Sentences:
'Drive away potential burglars'
'drive away bad thoughts'
'dispel doubts'
'The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers'

4. elope, run off

run away secretly with one's beloved

Example Sentences:
'The young couple eloped and got married in Las Vegas'

5. run off, waste

run off as waste

Example Sentences:
'The water wastes back into the ocean'

6. photocopy, run off, xerox

reproduce by xerography

7. run off

decide (a contest or competition) by a runoff

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.

Run Off

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verb (adverb)
1. (intransitive)
to depart in haste
2. (transitive)
to produce quickly, as copies on a duplicating machine
to drain (liquid) or (of liquid) to be drained
4. (transitive)
to decide (a race) by a runoff
5. (transitive)
to get rid of (weight, etc) by running
6. (intransitive)
(of a flow of liquid) to begin to dry up; cease to run
7.  run off with
noun runoff, run-off
an extra race to decide the winner after a tie
a contest or election held after a previous one has failed to produce a clear victory for any one person
that portion of rainfall that runs into streams as surface water rather than being absorbed into ground water or evaporating
the overflow of a liquid from a container
11. New Zealand
grazing land for store cattle
1. politics
an extra vote which is held in order to decide the winner of an election, because no-one has yet clearly won
next month's presidential runoff election
a run-off between two candidates
There will be a run-off between these two candidates on December 9th.
2. sport
an extra contest which is held in order to decide the winner of a competition, because no-one has yet clearly won
He claimed the title in a run-off.
He claimed the title after beating the American Sean Moran in a run-off at Bradford.
3. meteorology
rainwater that forms a stream rather than being absorbed by the ground
storm run-off
The sewers collected sewage and storm run-off and discharged it, untreated, into the harbour.
See also agricultural run-off

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Run Off

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1.  US
to print, typewrite, make copies of, etc.
to cause to be run, performed, played, etc.
to decide the winner of (a race, etc.) by a runoff
to drive (animals, trespassers, etc.) off or away
to flow off; drain
run away

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.

Run Off

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a. Water, such as rainfall, and any sediments or other substances carried with it, that is not absorbed by the soil but instead flows away over the ground.
b. The overflow of fluid from a container.
2. An extra election or competition held to decide a winner following an earlier, inconclusive election or competition.

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