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run away with #1 (permalink) Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:23 am   run away with
 

Hi,
Which definition of "run away with" you think is applicable here: "If we want to contribute to a fairer world we need to be perpetually on guard to avoid letting this instinct run away with itself."
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run away with #2 (permalink) Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:40 am   run away with
 

I would suggest 'lose control' 'become out of control' 'get out of hand'.

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run away with #3 (permalink) Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:48 am   run away with
 

Thank you, Alan.
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