Definition of make a run for it in English:

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(make a) run for it

Attempt to escape someone or something by running away: Catherine wondered whether to make a run for it
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  • Sam even made a sad attempt to run for it but Jordan grabbed her.
  • Some people gave themselves up and were arrested, others made breakout attempts, climbing over containers and running for it.
  • The logical choice was to go quietly and hope that she'd be able to escape, but she could also make a run for it if she thought she was fast enough.
flee, make a run for it, run away, run off, take flight, make off, take off, take to one's heels, make a break for it, bolt, beat a (hasty) retreat, make a quick exit, make one's getaway, escape, head for the hills, take oneself off, decamp, abscond, do a disappearing act
informal beat it, clear off, clear out, vamoose, skedaddle, split, cut and run, leg it, show a clean pair of heels, scram, hook it, fly the coop, do a fade
British informal do a runner, scarper, do a bunk
North American informal light out, bug out, cut out, peel out, take a powder, skidoo
See parent entry: run
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