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run away with someone

 
1. to flee in the company of someone. Frank arrived on the scene, saw what had happened, and ran away with the other boys. Tom ran away with Bill to a place where they could hide.
2. [for two people] to elope. Jill ran away with Jack, much to her father's relief. Jill and Jack ran away with each other.
See also: away, run

run away with something

 
1. to flee with something in one's possession. The crook ran away with the watch. Someone ran away with that lady's purse.
2. to capture or steal a performance by being the best performer. Henry ran away with the show, and everyone loved him. The dog ran away with the whole performance.
See also: away, run

run away with

1. Also, run off with. Hurriedly make off with someone or something, as in She ran away with the boy next door, or The children ran off with the ball. [Early 1600s]
2. Win handily, as in The film ran away with all the important awards. [Early 1800s]
3. Get the better of, as in Sometimes his enthusiasm runs away with him. [Late 1600s]
See also: away, run