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run away definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: flee; take to one's heels; cut and run; "If you see this man, run!"; "The burglars escaped before the police showed up" [syn: scat, run, scarper, turn tail, lam, run away, hightail it, bunk, head for the hills, take to the woods, escape, fly the coop, break away]
2: escape from the control of; "Industry is running away with us all"

Merriam Webster's

intransitive verb Date: 13th century 1. a. to leave quickly in order to avoid or escape something b. to leave home; especially elope 2. to run out of control ; stampede, bolt 3. to gain a substantial lead ; win by a large margin

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. If you run away from a place, you leave it because you are unhappy there. I ran away from home when I was sixteen... After his beating Colin ran away and hasn't been heard of since... Three years ago I ran away to Mexico to live with a circus. PHRASAL VERB: V P from n, V P, V P to n 2. If you run away with someone, you secretly go away with them in order to live with them or marry them. She ran away with a man called McTavish last year... He and I were always planning to run away together. = run off PHRASAL VERB: V P with n, pl-n V P together 3. If you run away from something unpleasant or new, you try to avoid dealing with it or thinking about it. They run away from the problem, hoping it will disappear of its own accord... You can't run away for ever. PHRASAL VERB: V P from n, V P 4. see also runaway

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

Flee, fly, escape, elope.

Moby Thesaurus

abscond, absquatulate, beat a retreat, bolt, clear out, cut and run, cut out, decamp, depart, desert, elope, flee, fly, fugitate, go AWOL, hightail, jump, jump bail, levant, make off, make tracks, run, run along, run away from, run away with, run for it, run off, show the heels, skedaddle, skip, skip out, slip the cable, take French leave, take flight, take to flight, take wing, turn tail


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