I'm reading a Aesop's fable, The Kingdom of the Lion. I cannot understand the last sentence in the fable:
And after the Hare said this, he ran for his life.
What's the meaning of the phrase "ran for"?
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"Run for" is not the applicable phrase. The parsing is [run] [for his life], that is, the Hare ran as if his life depended on it.
It means that the Hare ran to save his life (apparently his life was in danger).