Did you know?

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

run off with

 - definition
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 entries. Click on the T button in an entry to review the synonyms and related words for that meaning.

more
phrasal verb [transitive] informal
Word Forms
Close
present tense
I/you/we/theyrun off with
he/she/itruns off with
present participlerunning off with
past tenseran off with
past participlerun off with
  1. 1
    run off with someone to secretly leave a place with someone in order to marry them or have a sexual relationship with them

    They said Phil had run off with his wife's best friend.

  2. 2
    run off with something to steal something or to take it without permission

    A man in the street approached her and ran off with her bag.

See also main entry: run

kimchi

a Korean dish made from fermented cabbage or other vegetables, garlic and spices

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

jones

a compulsive desire for something; an addiction to something

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