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Overview of noun run_off

The noun runoff has 2 senses

  • overflow, runoff, overspill -- (the occurrence of surplus liquid (as water) exceeding the limit or capacity)

  • runoff -- (a final election to resolve an earlier election that did not produce a winner)

Overview of verb run_off

The verb run off has 7 senses

  • abscond, bolt, absquatulate, decamp, run off, go off, make off -- (run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along; "The thief made off with our silver"; "the accountant absconded with the cash from the safe")

  • run off, run out, bolt, bolt out, beetle off -- (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")

  • chase away, drive out, turn back, drive away, dispel, drive off, run off -- (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")

  • elope, run off -- (run away secretly with one's beloved; "The young couple eloped and got married in Las Vegas")

  • waste, run off -- (run off as waste; "The water wastes back into the ocean")

  • photocopy, run off, xerox -- (reproduce by xerography)

  • run off -- (decide (a contest or competition) by a runoff)