run away with


1

Also, run off with. Hurriedly make off with someone or something, as in She ran away with the boy next door, or The children ran off with the ball. [Early 1600s]

2

Win handily, as in The film ran away with all the important awards. [Early 1800s]

3

Get the better of, as in Sometimes his enthusiasm runs away with him. [Late 1600s]

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