■ run off

■ run off
■ run off
A v. i. + avv.
1 correre via; andarsene; scappare: The cat ran off with the meat, il gatto è corso via con la carne; He just ran off one day without telling her, se n'è semplicemente andato un giorno senza dirle niente
2 (dell'acqua, ecc.) defluire; scaricarsi
B v. t. + avv.
1 far defluire
2 (tipogr.) tirare, stampare (copie, ecc.)
3 scrivere in fretta, buttare giù (una lettera, un articolo)
C v. i. + prep.
(autom., ecc.) uscire di (strada, ecc.); uscire da: My car ran off the road, la mia auto è uscita di strada; The road was slippery and the rider ran off the bend, la strada era scivolosa e il ciclista è finito fuori strada in curva; Two racing cars ran off the track, due auto da corsa sono finite fuori pista
D v. t. + prep.
1 (fam. USA) cacciare via (q.) da (un luogo)
2 (autom., ecc.) mandare (un veicolo) fuori di (strada) (o fuori pista): The car-thief ran the stolen car off the road, il ladro d'auto ha mandato fuori strada la macchina che aveva rubato □ (di un treno) to run off the rails, deragliare □ (fam.) to be run off one's feet, stancarsi da morire: I've been run off my feet all day, mi sono stancata da morire tutto il giorno □ (fam. USA) to run off at the mouth, straparlare.

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