Definition of Run away

1. Verb. Flee; take to one's heels; cut and run. "The burglars escaped before the police showed up"

Exact synonyms: Break Away, Bunk, Escape, Fly The Coop, Head For The Hills, Hightail It, Lam, Run, Scarper, Scat, Take To The Woods, Turn Tail
Generic synonyms: Go Away, Go Forth, Leave
Specialized synonyms: Flee, Fly, Take Flight, Skedaddle
Derivative terms: Lam, Runaway



2. Verb. Escape from the control of. "Industry is running away with us all"
Generic synonyms: Break Loose, Escape, Get Away

Definition of Run away

1. Verb. To flee by running ¹

2. Verb. To leave home, or other place of residence, usually unannounced, or to make good on a threat, with such action usually performed by a child or juvenile. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Run Away

run a red light
run a risk
run about
run across
run afoul
run afoul of
run after
run aground
run along
run amok
run and gun
run around
run around after
run around like a chicken with its head cut off
run around with
run away (current term)
run away with
run back
run bases
run batted in
run book
run by
run chase
run chases
run circles around
run circles round
run counter
run down
run down the clock
run dry

Literary usage of Run away

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1. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot (1920)
"No! she would run away and go to the gypsies, and Tom should never see her any more. That was by no means a new idea to Maggie; she had been so often told ..."

2. George Eliot's Works by George Eliot (1895)
"No! she would run away and go to the gypsies, and Tom should never see her any more. That was by no means a new idea to Maggie; she hud boon so often told ..."

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