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rush off

Meaning: to leave soon after arriving or to leave suddenly

Synonym: dash off, shoot off (informal)

For example:

  • rush off As soon as he answered the phone, he rushed off. His wife was having their baby.

  • rush off Sorry I have to rush off so soon, but I've got a meeting at 4 o'clock.

Quick Quiz:

Marlene rushed off because she
  1. had another appointment
  2. had nothing to do
  3. had a fast car

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