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run out (on one)

To abandon a romantic relationship with someone. I don't know what I'll do if Sarah runs out on me. I thought Jack really loved me, but he ran out as soon as I wasn't earning as much money as I used to.
See also: out, run

run out on (someone)

To abandon or leave someone. I can't believe you would even consider running out on your family when they need you the most!
See also: on, out, run

run out on

Desert, abandon, as in He's run out on the family. [First half of 1900s]
See also: on, out, run