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run away (1)

Meaning: If you run away from something or someone, you run as fast as you can to escape.

Synonym: make off, run off

For example:

  • run away As soon as he heard the sound of the police car coming, Benny ran away so that the cops wouldn't catch him.

  • run away While I was coming home a dog growled and barked at me, but it ran away after I yelled at it.

Quick Quiz:

Mario was surrounded by a gang of young guys looking for a fight, but they ran away when they saw
  1. his sneakers
  2. his tattoos
  3. his gun

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