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Meaning of RUN OFF

Pronunciation:  run of

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  decide (a game) by a runoff
  2. [v]  reproduce by xerography
  3. [v]  force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings; "Drive away potential burglars"; "drive away bad thoughts"; "dispel doubts"; "The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers"
  4. [v]  leave suddenly and as if in a hurry; "The listeners bolted when he discussed his strange ideas"; "When she started to tell silly stories, I ran out"
  5. [v]  run off as waste; "The water wastes back into the ocean"
  6. [v]  run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along
  7. [v]  run away secretly with one's beloved; "The young couple eloped and got married in Las Vegas"
 Synonyms: abscond, absquatulate, beetle off, bolt, bolt out, chase away, decamp, dispel, drive away, drive off, drive out, elope, go off, photocopy, run out, turn back, waste, xerox
 See Also: banish, clear the air, compete, contend, course, displace, fire, flee, flow, fly, frighten, go away, go forth, leave, levant, microcopy, move, photostat, reproduce, run, shoo, shoo away, shoo off, take flight, vie



Biology Dictionary
  1. Water flowing in a river as a result of snow melt or heavy rains.
  2. The part of precipitation and snowmelt that reaches streams (and thence the sea) by flowing over the ground.
  3. The portion of rain or snow that does not percolate into the ground and is discharged into streams instead.
  4. That part of water yield that appears in streams. Expressed in acre feet per year.