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elope

play
verb \i-ˈlōp\

Simple Definition of elope

  • : to run away secretly to get married

Full Definition of elope

elopedelop·ing

  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

elope·ment play \-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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