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run off

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishrun off phrasal verb1 LEAVE A PLACELEAVE A RELATIONSHIPto leave a place or person in a way that people disapprove of Amy’s husband had run off and left her with two children to bring up.2 run something ↔ offTC to quickly print several copies of something I’ll run off a few more copies before the meeting.3 run somebody off something to force someone to leave a place Someone tried to run me off the road. Smith had run them off his property with a rifle.4 run something ↔ offAWRITE to write a speech, poem, piece of music etc quickly and easily He could run off a five-page essay in an hour.5 run off at the mouth American English informalTALK TO somebody to talk too much6 run something ↔ offDLOTHIN PERSON to get rid of weight or energy by running I’m trying to run off some of the calories in that chocolate cake! run→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
run off at the mouthThat never used to be a fault of his, running off at the mouth.To what smug labors and running off at the mouth!Boyd seems to enjoy running off at the mouth to the press.
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run-offˈrun-off noun  1 [countable]PPV a second competition or election that is arranged when there is no clear winner of the first one play-off, → run off at run12 [uncountable] technicalSGLIQUID rain or other liquid that flows off the land into rivers
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run-offa run-off electionNoir and Dubernard both won the second-round run-offs.The Piedmontese plain is well watered by the run-off from the Alps.Rivers have been polluted by chlorine, phenol and detergent, together with run-offs resulting from the over-application of pesticides on farmland.
From Longman Business Dictionaryrun something → off phrasal verb [transitive]1to quickly print several copies of somethingCan you run off a couple of copies of this report?2be run off your feet to be very busyIt was just before Christmas and all the sales staff were run off their feet. run→ See Verb table
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Verb table
run
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyrun
he, she, itruns
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyran
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave run
he, she, ithas run
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad run
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill run
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have run
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam running
he, she, itis running
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you, we, theyare running
Past
I, he, she, itwas running
you, we, theywere running
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been running
he, she, ithas been running
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been running
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be running
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been running
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