run for it


run for it
run for it (informal)
To attempt to escape, run away from
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Main Entry:run

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run for it spoken phrase
to run very quickly in order to escape from someone or something

As soon as he looked the other way, we ran for it.

Thesaurus: to escape from a place or situationsynonym to runsynonym
Main entry: run

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(make a) run for it
attempt to escape someone or something by running away

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run for it
informal : to run to avoid being caught

It's the cops! Run for it!

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Main Entry:run

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ˈrun for it idiom
(often used in orders) to run in order to escape from sb/sth
Main entry:runidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • run for it — or[make a run for it] {v. phr.} To dash for safety; make a speedy escape. * /The bridge the soldiers were on started to fall down and they had to run for it./ * /The policeman shouted for the robber to stop, but the robber made a run for if./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • run for it — or[make a run for it] {v. phr.} To dash for safety; make a speedy escape. * /The bridge the soldiers were on started to fall down and they had to run for it./ * /The policeman shouted for the robber to stop, but the robber made a run for if./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • run\ for\ it — • run for it • make a run for it v. phr. To dash for safety; make a speedy escape. The bridge the soldiers were on started to fall down and they had to run for it. The policeman shouted for the robber to stop, but the robber made a run for if …   Словарь американских идиом

  • run for it — (make a) run for it to hurry away from something. We d better run for it or we ll get wet. After a few days in the prison camp, Riney decided to make a run for it …   New idioms dictionary

  • run for it — verb To to escape from being discovered or caught. Quick! Wed better run for it! Someones coming …   Wiktionary

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  • run for it — they saw the cop car and ran for it See run 1. 2) …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • run for it — spoken to run very quickly in order to escape from someone or something As soon as he looked the other way, we ran for it …   English dictionary

  • run for — verb extend or continue for a certain period of time The film runs 5 hours • Syn: ↑run • Hypernyms: ↑last, ↑endure • Verb Frames: Something s something …   Useful english dictionary

  • run for it. — See run verb sense 2. → run …   Useful english dictionary