run off with someone

run off with someone
run off with (someone) to leave your partner or home to begin a new relationship with someone.

He has run off with a woman he met at the office.


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  • run off with — (someone) to leave your partner or home to begin a new relationship with someone. He has run off with a woman he met at the office …   New idioms dictionary

  • run off with — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms run off with : present tense I/you/we/they run off with he/she/it runs off with present participle running off with past tense ran off with past participle run off with informal 1) run off with someone to… …   English dictionary

  • run off with — verb a) (someone) To leave with someone with the intention of living with them or marrying them. Usually in secret because other people think it is wrong. The chief accountant has run off with his secretary! b) (something) To steal or abscond. He …   Wiktionary

  • ˌrun ˈoff with sb — phrasal verb informal to secretly leave a place with someone in order to marry them or have a sexual relationship with them They said Phil had run off with his wife s best friend.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • run off with — (smth) go away with someone, elope My sister ran off with her boyfriend and got married when she was quite young …   Idioms and examples

  • run off — 1) PHR V RECIP If you run off with someone, you secretly go away with them in order to live with them or marry them. [V P with n] The last thing I m going to do is run off with somebody s husband... [pl n V P together] We could run off together,… …   English dictionary

  • run — run1 [ rʌn ] (past tense ran [ ræn ] ; past participle run) verb *** ▸ 1 move quickly with legs ▸ 2 control/organize ▸ 3 machine: work ▸ 4 liquid: flow ▸ 5 try to be elected ▸ 6 vehicle: travel ▸ 7 be shown/performed ▸ 8 reach amount/rate ▸ 9… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • run — run1 W1S1 [rʌn] v past tense ran [ræn] past participle run present participle running ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(move quickly using your legs)¦ 2¦(race)¦ 3¦(organize/be in charge of )¦ 4¦(do something/go somewhere quickly)¦ 5¦(buses/trains etc)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • run — 1 /rVn/ verb past tense ran past participle run present participle running MOVE QUICKLY ON FOOT 1 (I) to move quickly on foot by moving your legs more quickly than when you are walking: I had to run to catch the bus. | Two youths were killed when …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • run */*/*/ — I UK [rʌn] / US verb Word forms run : present tense I/you/we/they run he/she/it runs present participle running past tense ran UK [ræn] / US past participle run 1) [intransitive] to move quickly to a place using your legs and feet You ll have to… …   English dictionary

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