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

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"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 finally recaptured 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)