1. To secure or lock with a bolt.
2. To move or jump suddenly.
3. To make or roll into bolts.
4. To swallow hastily.
break out / ˈbreɪk ˈaʊt /
1. To begin suddenly and sometimes violently
2. To take from stowage in preparation for usage.
clear out / ˈklɪr ˈaʊt /
To move out and leave nothing behind.
come off / ˈkəm ˈɒf /
1. To acquit oneself; fare
2. Appear, seem
4. Happen, occur
5. To have recently completed or recovered from
When something comes off, it becomes detached from what it was attached or fastened to.
When an event comes off, it is successful.
When you say "Come off it" to people, you are saying that you think something they have said is untrue or foolish.
cop out / ˈkɑːp ˈaʊt /
1. To back out (as of an unwanted responsibility)
2. To avoid or neglect problems, responsibilities, or commitments
1. To remove oneself from a familiar environment, usually for pleasure or diversion; SYN. get away.
2. To run away from confinement; SYN. get away, break loose.
flee / ˈfliː /
(Irregular preterit, past participle: fled).
To run away; SYN. fly, take flight.
fly the coop / ˈflaɪ ðə ˈkuːp /
get away / ˈɡet əˈweɪ /
1. When you escape from people who are chasing you because they want to hurt you or because you have committed a crime, you get away or get away from them.
2. When you get away from people or places, you leave them even though it may be difficult.
get off / ˈɡet ˈɒf /
1. To be relieved of one's duties temporarily.
2. To cause to be acquitted; get off the hook; in a legal case.
3. To deliver verbally
4. To enjoy in a sexual way
5. To escape potentially unpleasant consequences; get away with a forbidden action; SYN. get away, get by, get out, escape.
6. To leave a vehicle, aircraft, etc.
7. When you get off a bus, airplane, or train, you leave it.
8. When you are standing, lying, or sitting on something, such as a horse, bicycle, motorcycle, stage, platform, or piece of furniture, and you step down from it onto the ground, you get off it.
9. When you are standing within an area of ground, or on something that covers an area of ground, and you move to the side of it and step off of it, you get off it.
10. When you get a certain period of time off, you are allowed by your employer to miss work during this period.
11. When you stop talking on the telephone, you get off the telephone.
get out / ˈɡet ˈaʊt /
1. To express with difficulty.
2. When information gets out, it becomes known to people who are not supposed to know it.
haul arse / ˈhɒl æs /
levant / ləvænt /
ETYM Cf. Spanish levantar to raise, go from one place to another.
To run off without paying a debt.
To run away from a debt.
make a bolt for it / ˈmeɪk ə boʊlt fər ˈɪt /
make a break for it / ˈmeɪk ə ˈbreɪk fər ˈɪt /
make away / ˈmeɪk əˈweɪ /
make good one's escape / ˈmeɪk ˈɡʊd wʌnz əˈskeɪp /
make off / ˈmeɪk ˈɒf /
To go away suddenly
outrun / aʊtrən /
1. To run faster than; as in a race.
2. Exceed, surpass
pull one's freight / ˈpʊl wʌnz ˈfreɪt /
roar off / ˈrɔːr ˈɒf /
scamper / skæmpər /
To run away quickly; to run or move in a quick, hurried manner.
scoot / skuːt /
ETYM Colloq. and Humorous, u. s.
To walk fast; to go quickly; to run hastily away.