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Meaning of “do a runner” in the English Dictionary

"do a runner" in British English

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do a runner

UK informal to ​leave a ​place in ​order to ​avoid a ​difficult or ​unpleasantsituation or to ​avoidpaying for something: Her ​dad did a runner ​soon after she was ​born. They were ​arrested after doing a runner from an ​expensiverestaurant.
(Definition of do a runner from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “do a runner”
in Chinese (Simplified) (为逃避困境或付款而)开溜,逃离,逃跑…
in Chinese (Traditional) (為逃避困境或付款而)開溜,逃離,逃跑…
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