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Meaning of “be on the run” in the English Dictionary

"be on the run" in British English

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be on the run

to be ​trying to ​avoid being ​caught, ​especially by the ​police: After a ​month on the run, the ​prisoners were ​finallyrecaptured by the ​police. to ​hurry from one ​activity to another: She's always on the run and never has ​time for a ​chat.
(Definition of be on the run from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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