Definitions of run off

  1. run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along
  2. force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings; " Drive away potential burglars"; " drive away bad thoughts"; " dispel doubts"; " The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers"
  3. decide ( a game) by a runoff
  4. run off as waste; " The water wastes back into the ocean"