run away (from someone or something)

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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
References in classic literature ?
It was wrong of me to disobey Father and to run away from home.
If I had not run away from home and if Father were here now, I should not be dying of hunger.
The slave was repre- sented as having run away from his master three times.
"It is disgraceful to run away from danger; only cowards are running away from Moscow," they were told.
"Why DOES a woman run away from a man?" she answered my question with another.
'save her from you.' Afterwards she ran away from me again, and you found her and arranged your marriage with her once more; and now, I hear, she has run away from you and come to Petersburg.
There's nothing extraordinary about her having run away from you!
He has once again proven that he is not someone who would run away from accusations out of fear, said Shehbaz.
Police described the conundrum they faced: They knew the underage victim did not belong behind bars, but they also knew it was very easy for a child to run away from the foster care system and be exploited once again.
Abu Dhabi Criminal Court heard that the men, who are Indian and Bangladeshi, persuaded the five women to run away from the homes of their sponsors.
She had already run away from the shelter four times.
Summary: Some girls have difficulty adjusting to newfound adult status and run away from home
I asked her how she managed to run away from our home and why?
-Some people who run away from police are walking on the highway
According to the charity Railway Children, 100,000 children under 16 run away from home every year - that's one child every five minutes.