1. phrasal verb If you let your imagination or your emotions run away with you, you fail to control them and cannot think sensibly. [V P P n] ⇒ You're letting your imagination run away with you. [V P P pron] ⇒ Radford sometimes allows his enthusiasm to run away with him. 2. phrasal verb If someone runs away with a competition, race, or prize, they win it easily. [V P P n] ⇒ Theresa Zabell ran away with the women's gold medal. 3. phrasal verb → run If you run away with a particular idea, you accept it without thinking about it carefully, even though it is wrong. [V P P n] ⇒ It's very easy for us to run away with the idea that we can control everything.
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