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English definition of “be on the run”

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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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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