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English definition of “run away with sb”

run away with sb

verb uk phrasal verb with run   /rʌn/ (present participle running, past tense ran, past participle run) us  

(RIDE)

If an animal or machine that you are riding runs away with you, you lose control of it and it carries you away: Her horse ran away with her.Driving and operating road vehicles

(OF FEELING)

If a feeling or idea runs away with you, you cannot control it and it makes you behave stupidly: Sometimes my imagination runs away with me and I convince myself that they are having an affair.Affecting and influencing
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