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run to

Meaning: to ask someone to help or protect you when you should be able to look after yourself

For example:

  • run to sb You're in your thirties, so you shouldn't still have to run to your parents for help when things go wrong.

  • run to sb He's such a baby. He goes running to a teacher whenever the other kids tease him.

Quick Quiz:

Ben still runs to his parents whenever he
  1. needs some exercise
  2. is short of money
  3. wants to help them

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