make a run for something

make a run for something
to run towards something trying to reach it

Maddie made a run for the exit.


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  • make a run for something — phrase to run towards something trying to reach it Maddie made a run for the exit. Thesaurus: to runsynonym Main entry: run …   Useful english dictionary

  • make a bolt for something — phrase to quickly run towards something in order to try and escape He made a bolt for the door. make a bolt for it (=suddenly run away): Joe dropped the bag and made a bolt for it. Thesaurus: to escape from a place or situationsynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • make a break (for something) — phrase to suddenly run away from someone in order to escape He made a break for the exit. Thesaurus: to escape from a place or situationsynonym Main entry: break …   Useful english dictionary

  • make a run for it — (make a) run for it to hurry away from something. We d better run for it or we ll get wet. After a few days in the prison camp, Riney decided to make a run for it …   New idioms dictionary

  • make a break for something it — make a ˈbreak for sth/for it idiom to run towards sth in order to try and escape • He suddenly leapt up and made a break for the door. • They decided to make a break for it (= to try and escape) that night. Main entry: ↑breakidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • make a bolt for something — to quickly run towards something in order to try and escape He made a bolt for the door. make a bolt for it (= suddenly run away): Joe dropped the bag and made a bolt for it …   English dictionary

  • run for it — (informal) To attempt to escape, run away from • • • Main Entry: ↑run * * * run for it spoken phrase to run very quickly in order to escape from someone or something As soon as he looked the other way, we ran for it. Thesaurus: to escape from a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • run for it — (make a) run for it to hurry away from something. We d better run for it or we ll get wet. After a few days in the prison camp, Riney decided to make a run for it …   New idioms dictionary

  • make time for something — make time for (something) to allow time for something in particular. On the flight back to Washington, the president made time for reporters questions. I try to make time to run at least four times a week …   New idioms dictionary

  • prepare the ground for something — prepare the ground for (something) to make conditions ready for something to happen in the future. These experiments prepared the ground for the development of sound recording technology. Usage notes: often used in a political context: Even if… …   New idioms dictionary

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