elope


elope

verb \i-ˈlōp\

: to run away secretly to get married

elopedelop·ing

Full Definition of ELOPE

intransitive verb
1
:  to slip away :  escape <might have mistaken him for … some scarecrow eloped from a cornfield — Washington Irving>
2
a :  to run away from one's husband with a lover
b :  to run away secretly with the intention of getting married usually without parental consent
elope·ment \-ˈlōp-mənt\ noun
elop·er noun

Examples of ELOPE

  1. The couple eloped in the middle of the night.

Origin of ELOPE

Anglo-French aloper, esloper to abduct, run away
First Known Use: 1628

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