elope

verb \ i-ˈlōp \

Definition of elope

eloped; eloping
intransitive verb
1 a :to run away secretly with the intention of getting married usually without parental consent
  • … Waterman was a peevish child who grew into a defiant teenager, eloped at 18 largely to shock his father, and then—far too young—was a father himself.
  • —Elizabeth Gilbert
b :to run away from one's husband with a lover
  • " … when they had been married nearly seven years, and were within a few weeks of the time when the brother's death would have adjusted all, she eloped with a younger man, and left him."
  • —Charles Dickens
2 :to slip away :escape
  • … might have mistaken him for … some scarecrow eloped from a cornfield.
  • —Washington Irving

elopement

play \i-ˈlōp-mənt\ noun

eloper

noun

Examples of elope in a Sentence

  1. The couple eloped in the middle of the night.

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Origin and Etymology of elope

Anglo-French aloper, esloper to abduct, run away


ELOPE Defined for English Language Learners

elope

verb

Definition of elope for English Language Learners

  • : to run away secretly to get married


ELOPE Defined for Kids

elope

verb \ i-ˈlōp \

Definition of elope for Students

eloped; eloping
:to run away to be married

elopement

\-mənt\ noun


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