what does "ran off into" mean in the sentence?

I ran off into the most dismal night of my life.

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  • 1 month ago
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    for me, it means you ran off, and where you ran to was the most dismal night of your life.  it is not a case of "ran off into".  you ran off.  where? into the night.  ran off means escaped or fled.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    The heavy rain ran off into the stream. 

    The young wife ran off from her husband. 

    She ran off at the mouth all day long! 

    The line ran off the chart. 

    The man ran off the neighbor's goat. 

    The car ran off the road in the snow.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    That sounds like a military problem.

  • 1 month ago

    unexpectedly; could not have been expected,  clandestine arrival,  did not intend to with haste; could not have imagined my destination hastily

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  • RP
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Basically, it means happened upon, fell into, discovered, or the like.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    That's a very poorly written sentence. You can use that expression with a physical place. "I startled the deer and it ran off into the forest."

    But you can't "run off into" a night. 

  • 1 month ago

    I ran off ( = "I ran away".)

    Where did I run to?

    I ran into the most dismal night ...

    Think of it like this:

    I ran off, into the most dismal night ...

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