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Definition of 'run away'

Verb

  1. flee; take to one's heels; cut and run; "If you see this man, run!"; "The burglars escaped before the police showed up"
       Synonyms: scat run scarper turn tail lam hightail it bunk head for the hills take to the woods escape fly the coop break away
  2. escape from the control of; "Industry is running away with us all"


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