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Leave or escape hastily or furtively.‘they both did a runner and they've been in hiding ever since’
- ‘She suggests to Zoe that she does a runner before her trial, and despite initially laughing off the idea she begins to consider it as an option.’
- ‘Like so many other youngsters who do a runner, she realises you can't escape your past.’
- ‘She informs Kat about Chrissie's plans to do a runner.’
- ‘Apparently prisoners quite often used to do a runner out of court after hearing their sentence.’
- ‘When I did a runner from school he was always supportive.’
- ‘He also admitted doing a runner when she came round and was upset.’
- ‘We weren't pleased about it but he said he would make up the extra time, but he then did a runner on the Saturday during a break and checked out of his hotel.’
- ‘It may be only a minor thing tonight, but as soon as it looks like he is sacrificing his personal life so that he can be with me, I am doing a runner…’
- ‘But that won't stop them taking the money and still doing a runner.’
- ‘At this point, Kathy climbed out of her own bedroom window and did a runner.’
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