Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun run_off

2 senses of runoff

Sense 1
overflow, runoff, overspill -- (the occurrence of surplus liquid (as water) exceeding the limit or capacity)
       => flow, flowing -- (the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases))

Sense 2
runoff -- (a final election to resolve an earlier election that did not produce a winner)
       => election -- (a vote to select the winner of a position or political office; "the results of the election will be announced tonight")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb run_off

7 senses of run off

Sense 1
abscond, bolt, absquatulate, decamp, run off, go off, make off -- (run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along; "The thief made off with our silver"; "the accountant absconded with the cash from the safe")
       => flee, fly, take flight -- (run away quickly; "He threw down his gun and fled")

Sense 2
run off, run out, bolt, bolt out, beetle off -- (leave suddenly and as if in a hurry; "The listeners bolted when he discussed his strange ideas"; "When she started to tell silly stories, I ran out")
       => leave, go forth, go away -- (go away from a place; "At what time does your train leave?"; "She didn't leave until midnight"; "The ship leaves at midnight")

Sense 3
chase away, drive out, turn back, drive away, dispel, drive off, run off -- (force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings; "Drive away potential burglars"; "drive away bad thoughts"; "dispel doubts"; "The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers")
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")

Sense 4
elope, run off -- (run away secretly with one's beloved; "The young couple eloped and got married in Las Vegas")
       => flee, fly, take flight -- (run away quickly; "He threw down his gun and fled")

Sense 5
waste, run off -- (run off as waste; "The water wastes back into the ocean")
       => run, flow, feed, course -- (move along, of liquids; "Water flowed into the cave"; "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi")

Sense 6
photocopy, run off, xerox -- (reproduce by xerography)
       => reproduce -- (make a copy or equivalent of; "reproduce the painting")

Sense 7
run off -- (decide (a contest or competition) by a runoff)
       => compete, vie, contend -- (compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others)

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