Meaning of “run sth off” in the English Dictionary

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"run sth off" in British English

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run sth off

phrasal verb with run uk /rʌn/ us /rʌn/ verb present participle running, past tense ran, past participle run

If you run off copies of something, you print them:

[ + two objects ] Could you run me off five copies of this, please?

to quickly and easily write something that is usually slow or difficult to write, such as a piece of poetry or music:

Kate can run off a sonnet in half an hour on any subject you like.

US to win points easily in a competition:

Iowa ran off 12 straight points to take the lead.

(Definition of “run sth off” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"run sth off" in Business English

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run sth off

phrasal verb with run uk /rʌn/ us verb running, ran, run

If you run off copies of something, you print them:

Could you run off five copies of this for me, please?

(Definition of “run sth off” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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