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run sth off

phrasal verb with run uk   us   /rʌn/ verb (present participle running, past tense ran, past participle run)
If you run off copies of something, you print them: [+ two objects] Could you run me off five copies of this, please? to quickly and easily write something that is usually slow or difficult to write, such as a piece of poetry or music: Kate can run off a sonnet in half an hour on any subject you like. US to win points easily in a competition: Iowa ran off 12 straight points to take the lead.
Translations of “run sth off”
in Chinese (Traditional) 複印, 印出, 複製…
in Chinese (Simplified) 复印, 印出, 复制…
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