make off

  1. (intr, adverb) to go or run away in haste

  2. make off with to steal or abduct

Words Nearby make off

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How to use make off in a sentence

  • Hollyhocks from seed do not blossom until the second year, but they make off-shoots, which bring flowers every season thereafter.

    Gardening for Little Girls | Olive Hyde Foster

Other Idioms and Phrases with make off

make off

Depart in haste, run away, as in The cat took one look at Richard and made off. [c. 1700]

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