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    to run out to play

    What does "run out to play" mean in the following sentence?

    "Lunch is usually scrarfed down in five minutes before they run out to play."

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    Re: to run out to play

    Note the correct spelling of 'scarfed down' — a slang expression which means 'eaten very quickly'.

    After lunch they dash outside in a hurry to enjoy their leisure time with games and frivolity.

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    #3

    Re: to run out to play

    .... to play​. <-Is it a verb?

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    #4

    Re: to run out to play

    Yes. It means to have fun and join in games.

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    #5

    Re: to run out to play

    It is an infinitive.

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    #6

    Re: to run out to play

    I understand.

    The last question: they run out <-Is it Present Simlpe Tense?

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    #7

    Re: to run out to play

    Yes.

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    #8

    Re: to run out to play

    Am I right the sentence below mean the same as above? Is the sentence below correct and natural?

    "They usually scarf down lunch in five minutes before they run out to play."

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    "They usually scarf their lunch down in five minutes before they run out to play."
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    Re: to run out to play

    Yes.

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