Definition of Running away

1. Noun. The act of leaving (without permission) the place you are expected to be.

Generic synonyms: Act, Deed, Human Action, Human Activity
Specialized synonyms: Elopement, Escape, Flight



Definition of Running away

1. Verb. (present participle of run away) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Running Away

runnet
runneth
runnets
runnier
runniest
runnily
runnin'
runniness
runninesses
running
running(a)
running-shoe
running about
running along
running around
running away (current term)
running back
running backs
running blackberry
running board
running boards
running by
running commentaries
running commentary
running dictation
running dictations
running dog
running dogs
running flush
running for

Literary usage of Running away

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York by Daniel Defoe (1790)
"... he threatened to carry them in irons to England, and have them hanged there for mutiny, and running away with the fhip. ..."

2. The Police Control of the Slave in South Carolina by Howell Meadoes Henry (1914)
"A slaveowner gave notice in the South Carolina Gazette of June 28, 1835, that some of his negroes "are constantly running away" and offered a standing ..."

3. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1912)
"Same — driver leaving vehicle — running away of team — scope of employment. 3. The owner of a hired vehicle is not relieved from liability for injury to an ..."

4. The Police Control of the Slave in South Carolina by Howell Meadoes Henry (1914)
"A slaveowner gave notice in the South Carolina Gazette of June 28, 1835, that some of his negroes "are constantly running away" and offered a standing ..."

5. The Police Control of the Slave in South Carolina by Howell Meadoes Henry (1914)
"One may ask what the purpose of the slave was in running away; did he have any objective point to reach, or was it merely an aimless temporary escape? ..."

6. The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe, Kate Stephens (1896)
"... he could not carry them to England other than as prisoners in irons, to be tried for mutiny and running away with the ship; the consequence of which, ..."

7. The English Works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury by Thomas ( Hobbes (1843)
"... many also escaped, some then presently, and some by running away after servitude ; the rendezvous of whom was Catana. 86. ..."

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