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Definition of "run off" [run off]

  • To flee or depart quickly. (verb)
  • To make photocopies, or print. (verb)
  • To write something quickly. (verb)
  • To pour or spill off or over. (verb)
  • To leave someone without prior advice. (verb)

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Use "run off" in a sentence
  • "What water does not go up (by evapo-transpiration) must either be discharged to ground water or run off the land."
  • "Then, satisfied, most would run off in a pack and report the identical story about a minor goof, while ignoring other, important things that were said during the day and neglecting the kind of beneath-the-surface digging that could have shed more light on the campaign and the differences between the various candidates."
  • "The senior management of these companies consistently tells us that, when all other things are equal, Level III competency in presentation skills will give them results that run off the chart."