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run off with (someone or something)

1. To escape or depart with a romantic partner; to elope. Bill's wife ran off with his accountant. I ran off with my high school boyfriend when I was only 17.
2. To steal something and escape with it. It turns out the CEO ran off with the pension funds for nearly 50 employees. Some kid ran off with my wallet when my back was turned.
See also: off, run

run off with someone or something

 
1. to take someone or something away, possibly running. (See also run off (with someone).) Fred ran off with Ken. They'll be back in a minute. Who ran off with my dictionary?
2. to capture and take away someone or something; to steal someone or something. The kidnappers ran off with little Valerie. The kids ran off with a whole box of candy, and the storekeeper is going to press charges.
See also: off, run

run off with

1. Make off with; see run away with, def. 1.
2. Capture or carry off, as in The debaters ran off with the state championship.
See also: off, run
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"It's unlikely this criminal will run off with someone else.
And the weirdest part - she hasn't disappeared, or run off with someone else, she's living alone in a terraced house a couple of miles down the road.
She is probably worrying about the age gap and may fear you'll feel trapped and run off with someone.
TheWelsh starlet, controversially booted off the show in the early rounds, apparently described her new squeeze as "fit" and that she hoped he didn't "run off with someone else".
Shaun, from Lichfield, Staffs, said of Emily, 16: "She was worried I might run off with someone else but she's got no worries - I'm really happy!"
But his wife - the other half of his cowboys and Indians double act - has run off with someone else.
The most controversial thing Anthea Turner has ever done is ditch her husband and run off with someone elses.
And children quickly took to the idea, swarming to the bench to sit, shout for a friend and then run off with someone to go and play with.
Given the husband who locked her up is about to run off with someone else, that would seem pretty sane to me.
None of us can understand why Jamie would run off with someone like Kate." Kate, 32, who is rebuilding her career since being photographed snorting cocaine, became infatuated with Jamie when they were introduced a few weeks ago by Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson's son, Sam.
"I put on an extraordinary amount of weight and I was convinced Matthew was going to run off with someone else.
They also claimed they wanted help to have a baby, to pass a university exam and to get back a partner who had run off with someone else.
Your husband's first wife didn't run off with someone. The poor woman died.
One friend, Jessica Horneda, said: "None of us can understand why Jamie would run off with someone like Kate." Last night Kate, 32, slipped out of the back door of the Paris Ritz after a party to celebrate her birthday.