Definition of (make a) run for it in English:

(make a) run for it

phrase

  • Attempt to escape someone or something by running away.

    ‘Catherine wondered whether to make a run for it’
    • ‘While the sheriff is distracted Eavan runs for it.’
    • ‘A spokesman for Bedfordshire Police said that officers had been impressed by the prisoners' decision to stay and help the injured rather than make a run for it.’
    • ‘Mr Robinson then felt convinced that something serious was about to take place, and he took to his heels and ran for it.’
    • ‘Martin makes a run for it, afraid his father will give him a beating.’
    • ‘Some people gave themselves up and were arrested, others made breakout attempts, climbing over containers and running for it.’
    • ‘The logical choice was to go quietly and hope that she'd be able to escape, but she could also make a run for it if she thought she was fast enough.’
    • ‘Many young people might run for it if they thought they were being chased by a gang.’
    • ‘FInally, after a couple of hours we decided to make another run for it to cross the line.’
    • ‘When one of the guardsmen turned the other way, Ed ran for it, over the tracks and to the main road.’
    • ‘Sam even made a sad attempt to run for it but Jordan grabbed her.’
    flee, run away, run off, make a run for it, run for it, take flight, make off, take off, take to one's heels, make a break for it, bolt, beat a retreat, beat a hasty retreat, make a quick exit, make one's getaway, escape, head for the hills, do a disappearing act
    flee, make a run for it, run away, run off, take flight, make off, take off, take to one's heels, make a break for it, bolt, beat a retreat, beat a hasty retreat, make a quick exit, make one's getaway, escape, head for the hills, take oneself off, decamp, abscond, do a disappearing act
    flee, run away, make a run for it, run for it, take flight, make off, take off, take to one's heels, make a break for it, bolt, beat a retreat, beat a hasty retreat, make a quick exit, make one's getaway, escape, head for the hills, make oneself scarce, decamp, abscond, do a disappearing act
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