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run off with

Meaning: If you run off with somebody, you leave home secretly in order to be with them.

For example:

  • run off with sb Anna ran off with her sweetheart Lucas after their parents had tried to stop them from seeing each other.

  • run off with sb Can you believe it? Stan has run off with his secretary and they're living in Hawaii.

Quick Quiz:

After being happily married for thirty years, Hillary shocked her family and friends by running off with
  1. her new lover
  2. her husband
  3. her horse

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