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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theyrun away with
he/she/itruns away with
present participlerunning away with
past tenseran away with
past participlerun away with
  1. 1
    run away with someone to secretly leave a place with someone so that you can live together

    She ran away with Steven when she was only sixteen.

  2. 2
    run away with someone if feelings, ideas etc run away with someone, they make someone say or do something stupid

    She was letting her imagination run away with her.

  3. 3
    run away with something to steal something, or to borrow something without asking
  4. 4
    run away with something informal to win a competition, game, or prize very easily

    Brazil were running away with the game in the first half.

  5. 5
    run away with the idea/impression that to believe that something is true when it is not

    I wouldn’t want him to run away with the impression that I don’t care.

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