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runaway

adjective

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showing no signs of being under control
  • a region plagued by runaway suburban sprawl

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run away

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of run away (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to get free from a dangerous or confining situation
  • ran away from an unhappy marriage

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2 to hasten away from something dangerous or frightening
  • the child runs away from large dogs

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The first known use of runaway was before the 12th century

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“Runaway.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/runaway. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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