make off
intransitive verb Date: 1709 to leave in haste

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • make off — [v] flee, run away abscond, bolt*, clear, cut and run, decamp, depart, escape, fly*, go, leave, make away, quit, retire, run, run for it, run off, scamper, scoot, skedaddle*, skip*, withdraw; concepts 102,150,195 Ant. stay, wait …   New thesaurus

  • make off — ► make off leave hurriedly. Main Entry: ↑make …   English terms dictionary

  • make off — index abscond, avoid (evade), flee Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • make off — verb 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 • Syn: ↑abscond, ↑bolt, ↑absquatulate, ↑decamp, ↑run off, ↑go off …   Useful english dictionary

  • make off — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms make off : present tense I/you/we/they make off he/she/it makes off present participle making off past tense made off past participle made off to leave quickly, especially after doing something wrong The… …   English dictionary

  • make off — v. (d; intr.) to make off with ( to steal and take away ) (the thieves made off with the silverware) * * * [ meɪk ɒf] (d; intr.) to make off with (the thieves made off with the silverware; to steal and take away ) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • make off — PHRASAL VERB If you make off, you leave somewhere as quickly as possible, often in order to escape. [V P] They broke free and made off in a stolen car. Syn: leave …   English dictionary

  • make off — {v.} To go away; run away; leave. * /When the deer saw the hunter it made off at once./ * /A thief stopped John on a dark street and made off with his wallet./ Compare: TAKE OFF …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make off — {v.} To go away; run away; leave. * /When the deer saw the hunter it made off at once./ * /A thief stopped John on a dark street and made off with his wallet./ Compare: TAKE OFF …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make\ off — v To go away; run away; leave. When the deer saw the hunter it made off at once. A thief stopped John on a dark street and made off with his wallet. Compare: take off …   Словарь американских идиом

  • make off — Syn: run away/off, take to one s heels, flee, take off, take flight, bolt; informal clear off/out, beat it, split, scram; Brit.; informal scarper, do a runner; N.Amer.; informal take a powder; Austral. / NZ; informal shoot through …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

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