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To leave a place or person quickly or suddenly

run off

to suddenly leave a place or person

dash off

to leave quickly or suddenly because you are in a hurry

make off

to leave quickly, especially after doing something wrong



to suddenly leave someone that you are with

take off

to leave a place suddenly

clear off

to leave a place quickly

shoot off

to leave a place quickly or suddenly



to leave or go somewhere very quickly

clear out

to leave a place quickly and often permanently



to leave a place suddenly in order to escape from a difficult or dangerous situation

property porn

a type of television programme, magazine article, etc which shows off desirable homes …

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a type of design used on the web which excludes features which give a three-dimensional effect … and uses simple styles

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