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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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To me, the use of offshore companies shows you want to run away from something, be it your identity, be it the origin of your funds, be it taxation.
Just because there are differing opinions doesn't mean you should run away from something you support," Piercy said.
He might have been on an out-of-season break, or had some temporary work in the village, or had run away from something bad, and was still, perhaps, running.
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But I suspect that we are here not nearly so much to run away from something as because we are pulled toward something.