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elope

play
verb, \i-ˈlōp\

Simple Definition of elope

  • : to run away secretly to get married

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of elope

elopedeloping

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to slip away :  escape <might have mistaken him for … some scarecrow eloped from a cornfield — Washington Irving>

  3. 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

elopement play \-ˈlōp-mənt\ noun
eloper noun

Examples of elope in a sentence

  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


ELOPE Defined for Kids

elope

play
verb \i-ˈlōp\

Definition of elope for Students

elopedeloping

  1. :  to run away to be married

elopement \-mənt\ noun



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