Simple Definition of elope
: to run away secretly to get married
Full Definition of elope
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
Examples of elope
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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