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

"on the run" in British English

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on the run

while ​hurrying to go ​somewhere: I ​eatbreakfast on the run if I'm late for ​work.
(Definition of on the run from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"on the run" in American English

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on the run

while ​busy doing something ​else: He ​ate on the run, ​downing an ​apple in his ​car. on the run If ​criminals are on the run, they are ​trying to ​avoid being ​caught: The two men were on the run for three ​weeks before being ​caught by ​police. on the run Someone or something on the run is at a ​disadvantage in a ​competitivesituation: Competition from ​Internet retailers has some ​bigdepartmentstores on the run.
(Definition of on the run from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “on the run”
in Chinese (Simplified) 在赶路的途中…
in Chinese (Traditional) 在趕路的途中…