run out on

Meaning: to suddenly leave the person you're in a relationship with

Synonym: walk out on, leave

For example:

  • run out on sb After running out on her husband, Heather went to live in Bali with a younger man.

  • run out on sb Just before my mother gave birth to my little sister, my father ran out on us.

Quick Quiz:

Peter says he ran out on his wife and kids because he

a. wasn't happy

b. needed more exercise

c. wanted to spend more time with them

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