Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

run away with - definition and synonyms

Close

What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

Close

Thesaurus

The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary. Click on the thesaurus category heading under the button in an entry to see the synonyms and related words for that meaning.

more
phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
Close
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
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  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. 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.
  4. 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.
See also main entry: run

nanodegree

a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

BuzzWord Article

Word of the Day

dolt

a stupid person

Open Dictionary

hypocaust

an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog