British informal Leave or escape hastily or furtively: they both did a runner and they’ve been in hiding ever since
More example sentences
- 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…