run off with - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive] informal
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