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Phrasal Verbs

run away (1)

This page is about the phrasal verb 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

a. his sneakers

b. his tattoos

c. his gun

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