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English definition of “be on the run”

be on the run

to be trying to avoid being caught , especially by the police : After a month on the run, the prisoners were finally recaptured by the police .Running away and escaping to hurry from one activity to another: She's always on the run and never has time for a chat .Hurrying and doing things quicklyBusy and activeBusy and activeHurrying and doing things quickly
(Definition of be on the run from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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