Definition of do a runner in English:

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do a runner

British informal Leave or escape hastily or furtively: they both did a runner and they’ve been in hiding ever since
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  • Like so many other youngsters who do a runner, she realises you can't escape your past.
  • He also admitted doing a runner when she came round and was upset.
  • It may be only a minor thing tonight, but as soon as it looks like he is sacrificing his personal life so that he can be with me, I am doing a runner…
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