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phrasal verb
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyrun off
he/she/itruns off
present participlerunning off
past tenseran off
past participlerun off
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  1. 1
    [intransitive] to suddenly leave a place or person

    Their dad ran off when they were little.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to quickly print a copy of something

    Would you mind running off some more copies of the agenda?

  3. 3
    [intransitive/transitive] if a liquid runs off, or if you run it off, it flows away from or out of something
  4. 4
    [transitive]run someone off American very informal to force someone to leave a place
  5. 5
    run off at the mouth American spoken to talk too much
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