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run away

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of run away

  1. 1 to get free from a dangerous or confining situation <ran away from an unhappy marriage> Synonyms abscond, break out (of), clear out, flee, fly, get out, lam, escape, run offRelated Words avoid, elude, evade, lose, shun; decamp, depart, elope, exit, go, leave, move, pull out, quit, sally (forth), shove (off), take off, walk out; disentangle, extricate; bring off, emancipate, enfranchise, free, liberate, loose, loosen, manumit, redeem, release, rescue, spring, unbind, uncage, unchain, unfetterNear Antonyms abide, dwell, hang around, linger, remain, stay, stick around, tarry; come back, return

  2. 2 to hasten away from something dangerous or frightening <the child runs away from large dogs> Synonyms bolt, break, bug out, flee, fly, hightail (it), retreat, run, run off, skedaddleRelated Words abscond, clear out, decamp, elope, escape, get (away), get out, lam, light out, make off, mizzle [chiefly British], scarper [British], scat, scram, skip (out), skirrNear Antonyms beard, brave, confront, dare, defy, face; abide, dwell, hang around, linger, remain, stay, stick around, tarry





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