Synonyms of run off in English:

run off

See definition of (make a) run for it


1‘three youths scrambled out of the car and ran off’

flee, run away, make a run for it, run for it, take flight, make off, take off, take to one's heels, make a break for it, bolt, beat a retreat, beat a hasty retreat, make a quick exit, make one's getaway, escape, head for the hills, make oneself scarce, decamp, abscond, do a disappearing act
informal beat it, clear off, clear out, vamoose, skedaddle, split, cut and run, leg it, show a clean pair of heels, scram, hook it, skip off
British informal do a runner, scarper, do a bunk, have it away, have it away on one's toes
North American informal light out, bug out, cut out, peel out, take a powder, skidoo
Australian informal go through, shoot through
vulgar slang bugger off
archaic fly, levant


2‘his wife ran off with one of the doctors’

run away with, elope with, go off with

3‘he ran off with the £1000 in the appeal fund’

steal, take, snatch, purloin, abscond with, help oneself to
pilfer, embezzle, misappropriate
informal walk away with, walk off with, swipe, nab, rip off, lift, liberate, filch, snaffle, snitch
British informal pinch, half-inch, whip, knock off, nobble
North American informal heist, glom
Australian informal snavel
West Indian informal tief