1. [ verb ] run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along
Synonyms: go_off bolt decamp absquatulate abscond
Related terms: flee levant abscondment absconder
2. [ verb ] leave suddenly and as if in a hurry
Synonyms: run_out bolt_out beetle_off bolt

"The listeners bolted when he discussed his strange ideas" "When she started to tell silly stories, I ran out"

Related terms: leave
3. [ verb ] force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings
Synonyms: dispel drive_off drive_away drive_out turn_back chase_away

"Drive away potential burglars' "drive away bad thoughts" "dispel doubts" "The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers"

Related terms: move banish frighten shoo_off fire clear_the_air rout_out
4. [ verb ] run off as waste
Synonyms: waste

: "The water wastes back into the ocean"

Related terms: run overflow
5. [ verb ] reproduce by xerography
Synonyms: xerox photocopy
Related terms: reproduce microcopy photostat xerox photocopy
6. [ verb ] run away secretly with one's beloved
Synonyms: elope

"The young couple eloped and got married in Las Vegas"

Related terms: flee elopement
7. [ verb ] (games) decide (a contest or competition) by a runoff
Related terms: compete game
Similar spelling:   runoff