run off with

run off with
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 ran off with my wallet.


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  • run off with — (something) to take something that does not belong to you. The dog ran off with my shoe …   New idioms dictionary

  • run off with — index carry away, hold up (rob), jostle (pickpocket), kidnap, poach Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law 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

  • 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 — phrasal : to carry off : steal * * * informal steal the treasurer had run off with the pension funds …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 …   New idioms dictionary

  • run off with something — ˌrun ˈoff with sth derived to steal sth and take it away • The treasurer had run off with the club s funds. Main entry: ↑runderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • run off with something — run off with (something) to take something that does not belong to you. The dog ran off with my shoe …   New idioms dictionary

  • run off with — phrasal to carry off ; steal < ran off with the money > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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