elope

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verb \i-ˈlōp\

Definition of elope

eloped

eloping

  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

elopement

play \-ˈlōp-mənt\ noun

eloper

noun

Examples of elope in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of elope

Anglo-French aloper, esloper to abduct, run away


First Known Use: 1628


ELOPE Defined for English Language Learners

elope

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verb \i-ˈlōp\

Definition of elope for English Language Learners

  • : to run away secretly to get married


ELOPE Defined for Kids

elope

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verb \i-ˈlōp\

Definition of elope for Students

eloped

eloping

  1. :  to run away to be married

elopement

\-mənt\ noun

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