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make off with

This page is about the phrasal verb make off with.

Meaning: If you make off with something, you escape with something that you've stolen or something you got by cheating people.

For example:

  • make off with sth Bernie made off with all the money he'd stolen from investors, but he got caught and now he's in jail.

  • make off with sth The chairman made off with millions of dollars he'd stolen from his company.

Quick Quiz:

After robbing the bank, the thieves made off with

a. a lot of money

b. their getaway car

c. the police as well

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