Definition of run someone out of town in English:

run someone out of town

phrase

North American
  • Force someone to leave a place.

    ‘my father was almost run out of town for being what they call a ‘liberal’’
    • ‘He bought the apartment building and evicted her and then when she came to beg him for my sake not to run us out of town, he wrote her a check for three thousand dollars and told her never to show her face again.’
    • ‘He goes from place to place trying to eke out an existence, struggling to find a flat, looking for work, afraid to draw the dole in case people learn he has served a sentence for child sexual abuse and run him out of town.’
    • ‘It didn't always mean that if you lost that game they were going to run you out of town, but you sure felt like leaving.’
    • ‘When the police took a dislike to them they'd run them out of town.’
    • ‘That we were merely a bunch of art school fashion victims from Auckland made little difference, and a vigilante squad, supported it seemed by the local newspapers and the Police decided to run us out of town.’
    • ‘A Colne hotel owner claims Pendle Council is trying to run him out of town.’
    • ‘They keep trying to run Dennis Green out of town, even though he's gotten his team to the playoffs in seven of his eight seasons.’
    • ‘Joan Crawford stars as Vienna, a macho saloon owner at odds with the local cattle ranchers, who accuse her of harbouring the local band of outlaws and use it as a pretense to run her out of town.’
    • ‘So unless you're trying to compel a particular guy to fail, or you want to run him out of town, you should resist the temptation to boo the home team.’
    • ‘Railway workers alerted the town to the arrival of the fascists and they were run out of town by armed agricultural workers.’
    chase, drive, hunt, hound, put to flight
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