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  Definition of run off
  1. decide (a contest or competition) by a runoff
  2. reproduce by xerography
  3. force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings; "Drive away potential burglars"; "drive away bad thoughts"; "dispel doubts"; "The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers"
  4. leave suddenly and as if in a hurry; "The listeners bolted when he discussed his strange ideas"; "When she started to tell silly stories, I ran out"
  5. run off as waste; "The water wastes back into the ocean"
  6. run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along
  7. run away secretly with one''s beloved; "The young couple eloped and got married in Las Vegas"
Similar Words: photocopy, xerox, chase away, drive out, turn back, drive away, dispel, drive off, run out, bolt, bolt out, beetle off, waste, abscond, absquatulate, decamp, go off, elope

 

Hyponyms: microcopy, photostat, frighten, fire, clear the air, banish, shoo off, shoo, shoo away, levant

 

Grouped Verbs: rout out, drive out, force out, rouse

 

Derivational Morphology: runoff, xerox, xerox copy, Xerox, xerographic copier, Xerox machine, photocopier, photocopy, overflow, overspill, waste, waste material, waste matter, waste product, abscondment, decampment, bolt, absconder, elopement

 

Anagrams: runoff

 

 
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