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make off with

This page is about the phrasal verb make off with


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
a) a lot of money b) their getaway car c) the police as well

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