3V1049.03 Holophrastic verbs (12/6/80; see also 12/1, 11/20, 11/22)

The most common use is “put” and “take”. Today I scolded Peggy about
something minor. Instead of crumpling into tears, Peggy (who was
standing beside my chair) merely ducked her head a bit and said
“Hide!” Others [heard]: run, run away.

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