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 ?
I want--I want-- well, I'll tell you, I wish to run away from home, and I have chosen you to help me.
He was docile and obedient, but when he was six years old he began to run away from home, always taking the same direction.
I have run away from home partly to escape the importunity of these little wretches
I could ascertain nothing in relation to it, except that the bequest was accompanied by some cynical remarks, to the effect that the testator would feel happy if his legacy were instrumental in reviving the dormant interest of only one member of Doctor Softly's family in the fortunes of the hopeful young gentleman who had run away from home.
The most of boys run away from home at ten or twelve years of age, but I waited till I was sixteen.
He could not bear to go into the house where his mother and father lived, and on an impulse he decided to run away from home.
Old Antanas had been a worker ever since he was a child; he had run away from home when he was twelve, because his father beat him for trying to learn to read.
How could I look my brother's children in the face and pretend to set them an example--I, the vagabond boy who had run away from home and been the grief and unhappiness of my mother's life?
West Midlands Police said it is not the first time the teenager had run away from home, having previously being reported missing "many times before".
Summary: Some girls have difficulty adjusting to newfound adult status and run away from home
According to the charity Railway Children, 100,000 children under 16 run away from home every year - that's one child every five minutes.
This donation figure, Au100,000, represents the worrying number of children that run away from home each year in the UK.
She said that her mum attacked her when she discovered the relationship and also threatened more violence, which prompted the girl to run away from home.
The National Runaway Switchboard (NRS) has released the the first national study that addresses this issue: "Runaway Youth Longitudinal Study 2011," which found that adolescents who run away from home experience more health issues, economic woes, and run-ins with law enforcement officials as adults than their peers who do not run away from home.
SWANSEA boss Brendan Rodgers will not press the panic button after seeing his side's winless run away from home extended at Everton.