elope with (someone)

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elope with (someone)

To marry someone suddenly and secretively. I wish I could just elope with my fiancé, but my family is insistent that I have a big wedding.
See also: elope
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

elope with someone

to sneak away with someone and get married without much ceremony. Sally eloped with Tom, and everyone was surprised. I don't want to elope with Juan. I want a church wedding.
See also: elope
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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He endeavored to prevail upon his quondam mistress to elope with him. His horses were fleet, the winter nights were long and dark, before daylight they would be beyond the reach of pursuit; and once at the encampment in Green River Valley, they might set the whole band of Shoshonies at defiance.
"Yes, that's it, she means to elope with him, but what am I to do?" thought she, recalling all the signs that clearly indicated that Natasha had some terrible intention.
"Why, it's true that I am going to marry Gavrila Ardalionovitch, that I love him and intend to elope with him tomorrow," cried Aglaya, turning upon her mother.
In the application, she alleged that the personal assistant got her transferred many times and blackmailed her because he has a connection with high-ranking officers in the department.She said that the personal assistant asks her to work after office timings since she refuses to elope with him.
A man stabbed his lover's live-in partner on Sunday evening in Pasay after the woman refused to elope with him.
Back in Series Two, bar owner Jack had fallen for Janice and asked her to elope with him -asked her to elope with him - andand now he's back to cause mischief for the married mum.