Synonyms for run off

Synonyms for (verb) run off

Synonyms: run off

Definition: decide (a contest or competition) by a runoff

Similar words: contend, vie, compete

Definition: compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others


Synonyms: photocopy, xerox, run off

Definition: reproduce by xerography

Similar words: reproduce

Definition: make a copy or equivalent of

Usage: reproduce the painting


Synonyms: turn back, chase away, run off, drive away, drive off, drive out, dispel

Definition: force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings

Usage: Drive away potential burglars; drive away bad thoughts; dispel doubts; The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers

Similar words: displace, move

Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant


Synonyms: run off, run out, beetle off, bolt, bolt out

Definition: leave suddenly and as if in a hurry

Usage: The listeners bolted when he discussed his strange ideas; When she started to tell silly stories, I ran out

Similar words: leave, go away, go forth

Definition: go away from a place

Usage: At what time does your train leave?; She didn't leave until midnight; The ship leaves at midnight


Synonyms: waste, run off

Definition: run off as waste

Usage: The water wastes back into the ocean

Similar words: flow, feed, course, run

Definition: move along, of liquids

Usage: Water flowed into the cave; the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi


Synonyms: run off, bolt, make off, decamp, go off, abscond, absquatulate

Definition: run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along

Usage: The thief made off with our silver; the accountant absconded with the cash from the safe

Similar words: take flight, fly, flee

Definition: run away quickly

Usage: He threw down his gun and fled


Synonyms: run off, elope

Definition: run away secretly with one's beloved

Usage: The young couple eloped and got married in Las Vegas

Similar words: take flight, fly, flee

Definition: run away quickly

Usage: He threw down his gun and fled