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run away (from someone or something)

To flee or escape (from someone or something). When I was a teenager, I ran away from home at one point and lived on the streets for nearly a month. I can't find my dog. I hope he didn't run away.
See also: away, run, someone

run away (from someone or something)

to flee someone or something. Please don't run away from me. I mean you no harm. Our dog ran away from the lawn mower.
See also: away, run

run away

1. Flee, escape, as in Our dog is no watchdog; he runs away from strangers, or Our six-year-old said he'd run away from home. [Late 1300s]
2. Also, run off. Leave secretly, especially to elope, as in She ran away from home when she was only thirteen, or They ran off to Maryland and got married by a justice of the peace. [Early 1600s]
3. it won't run away. An object, activity, or issue will not disappear, as in You can leave, but when you come back the mess in the kitchen will still be there-it won't run away, you know! This jocular assurance of permanence dates from the late 1800s. Also see run away with.
See also: away, run

run away

v.
1. To flee; escape: As the soldiers approached the town, many people ran away. The mouse ran away from the cat.
2. To secretly leave one's home to escape it: Every year, many teenagers run away and never return home.
3. To secretly leave one's home to elope or have a romantic relationship: They didn't want to deal with a big wedding, so they ran away to Las Vegas.
4. run away with To surpass an opponent and attain some prize: They ran away with the championship, defeating every opponent handily.
See also: away, run
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Andy McCullough, Railway Children's head of UK policy and public affairs says: "Children run away for a variety of reasons, such as problems experienced at school, relationship issues or family breakdown.
| More girls run away than boys but boys tend to stay away longer | More girls run away than boys but boys tend to stay away longer
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Statistics from a 2010 Urban Institute research brief show that one in five youth runs away before reaching age 18, and of that 20% who do run, half of them run away two or more times.
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By Yasmine Abu TarboushOf late, many households have been complaining that their domestic maids, mainly Asian, have run away without a trace, taking with them money or jewelry that they stole from their employers.
I found him as a stray and assumed he had run away from his original owner.