- v. intransitive To run away; to exit
- v. run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along
“Whatever we do, we can’t let Lepidus make off with Sextus Pompeius’s hoard.”
“Hoards187 for the jewellery upon her, behold, there stood Dalilah espying her and seeing her clad in costly clothes and ornaments, said to herself, “‘Twould be a rare trick, O Dalilah, to entice yonder young lady from her husband’s house and strip her of all her jewels and clothes and make off with the whole lot.””
“Now, it is surely occurrin 'to you, suh, to pre-tend to give consent, an' make off when oppo'tunity serves.”
“BY JAMES JOHONNOT [ADAPTED] IN the year 1781 the war was chiefly carried on in the South, but the North was constantly troubled by bands of Tories and Indians, who would swoop down on small settlements and make off with whatever they could lay their hands on.”
“Prying my way through a couple, I found teak bookshelves lined with volumes in alphabetical order, presided over by white-shirted, bookish men whobarked warnings to any browsers who looked as if they were going to make off with the merchandise.”
“I have no doubt the arrangement has been made by Baron Kroll, who will send to Braun the man who managed to make off with the papers this morning.”
“—let Sextus Pompeius make off with the entire African grain shipment.”
“And the hatred was a tangible presence, for no one likes to see a single individual make off with money deemed the property of everyone.”
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