make off

make off
phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word forms "make off":
present tense I/you/we/they make off he/she/it makes off present participle making off past tense made off past participle made off
to leave quickly, especially after doing something wrong

The kids made off when they heard us coming.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • make off — [v] flee, run away abscond, bolt*, clear, cut and run, decamp, depart, escape, fly*, go, leave, make away, quit, retire, run, run for it, run off, scamper, scoot, skedaddle*, skip*, withdraw; concepts 102,150,195 Ant. stay, wait …   New thesaurus

  • make off — ► make off leave hurriedly. Main Entry: ↑make …   English terms dictionary

  • make off — index abscond, avoid (evade), flee Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • make off — verb run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along The thief made off with our silver the accountant absconded with the cash from the safe • Syn: ↑abscond, ↑bolt, ↑absquatulate, ↑decamp, ↑run off, ↑go off …   Useful english dictionary

  • make off — v. (d; intr.) to make off with ( to steal and take away ) (the thieves made off with the silverware) * * * [ meɪk ɒf] (d; intr.) to make off with (the thieves made off with the silverware; to steal and take away ) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • make off — PHRASAL VERB If you make off, you leave somewhere as quickly as possible, often in order to escape. [V P] They broke free and made off in a stolen car. Syn: leave …   English dictionary

  • make off with — ► make off with carry away illicitly. Main Entry: ↑make …   English terms dictionary

  • make off with — index carry away, despoil, hijack, hold up (rob), loot, pilfer, poach Burton s Legal Thesaurus …   Law dictionary

  • make off with something — ˌmake ˈoff with sth derived to steal sth and hurry away with it Main entry: ↑makederived …   Useful english dictionary

  • make off with — TAKE, steal, purloin, pilfer, abscond with, run away/off with, carry off, snatch; kidnap, abduct; informal walk away/off with, swipe, filch, snaffle, nab, lift, ‘liberate’, ‘borrow’, snitch; Brit. informal pinch, half inch, nick, whip, knock off; …   Useful english dictionary

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