run off Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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run off

phrasal verb with run uk   us   /rʌn/ verb (present participle running, past tense ran, past participle run)
to ​leavesomewhere or someone ​suddenly: You can't ​run off (​home) now, just when I need you! My ​wife has ​run off with another man.

run-offnoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˈrʌn.ɒf/  us   /-ɑːf/
an ​extracompetition or ​election to ​decide the ​winner, because the ​leadingcompetitors have ​finishedequal: In a run-off for the ​presidency of the ​assembly, Santos ​beat Gutiérrez. a run-off ​race/​election
(Definition of run off from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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run-offnoun [C, usually singular]

uk   us   (also run-off election) POLITICS
an ​extraelection to decide on a ​winner, because the ​leadingcompetitors have ​equalnumbers of ​votes, or because the ​winner had less than half the ​number of ​votes: Colombians will ​vote in a run-off ​election to choose a new ​president.
(Definition of run-off from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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