||to cheat; to steal; to take
advantage of; to charge too much
||Someone ripped my motorcycle
off when I was at work.
||to change from a fraction
to the nearest whole number
||Round all sums off to the
closest whole number. For example, round 78.9% to 79%.
||to find something unexpectedly;
to discover by chance
||I ran across an old love letter
when I was cleaning my room. It was such a surprise. I thought I'd burned
||to pursue; to chase
||The police were running after
a bank robber when they accidentally hit my car.
||to go away; to be on one's
||Thanks for the tea. I have
to run along now.
||to escape from your guardians;
to leave home secretly
||The Boxcar Children is a fun
book about 5 kids who ran away from home and traveled around in the boxcar
of a train.
||to cease to operate because
of the exhaustion of motive power
||The radio isn't working because
the batteries have run down. We need to buy some more batteries.
||to decline in physical condition
||I'm feeling very run down
this week. I hope I'm not getting sick. Maybe I need some vitamins.
||to arrest for a usually minor
||The police ran Jeff in yesterday.
He had 12 parking tickets!
||to meet by chance; to see
someone you know unexpectedly
||When Sara went shopping, she
ran into Julia Roberts. Sara was too surprised to speak.
||to chase (obj.) away.
||That crazy dog ran the bear
off. I couldn't believe my eyes!
|RUN OFF WITH
||to steal; to carry off
||The kids ran off with some
candy from the store.
|RUN OUT OF
||to use the last of; to finish
the supply of something
||We ran out of milk, so we
had to go to the market.
||to hit (obj.) with a vehicle
||Did you hear? Some idiot ran
Stephen King over!
||to spend or consume wastefully
||Some women can run through
money like it grows on trees.
||to increase a total amount
||Some men run their credit
card bills up so high that they can't pay them at the end of the month.
||to enter quickly
||We rushed in because we were
||to exit quickly
||The workers all rushed out
because it was time to go home.