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run away

verb

Definition of run away

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to leave quickly in order to avoid or escape something b :  to leave home; especially :  elope

  3. 2 :  to run out of control :  stampede, bolt

  4. 3 :  to gain a substantial lead :  win by a large margin

run away with

  1. 1 :  to take away in haste or secretly; especially :  steal

  2. 2 :  to outshine the others in (as a theatrical performance)

  3. 3 :  to carry or drive beyond prudent or reasonable limits <your imagination ran away with you>



Examples of run away in a sentence

  1. <ran away from an unhappy marriage>

  2. <the child runs away from large dogs>



13th Century

First Known Use of run away

13th century



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