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- To flee by running.
- The crowd had to run away from the burning structure with only the clothes on their backs.
- To leave home, or other place of residence, usually unannounced, or to make good on a threat, with such action usually performed by a child or juvenile.
- The little boy was unhappy about having to take a bath every day and decided to run away from home.
- 1909, Archibald Marshall [pseudonym; Arthur Hammond Marshall], chapter II, in The Squire’s Daughter, New York, N.Y.: Dodd, Mead and Company, published 1919, OCLC 491297620:
- "I don't want to spoil any comparison you are going to make," said Jim, "but I was at Winchester and New College." ¶ "That will do," said Mackenzie. "I was dragged up at the workhouse school till I was twelve. Then I ran away and sold papers in the streets, and anything else that I could pick up a few coppers by—except steal. I never did that. […]."
- (of a device or vehicle) To become a runaway.
- The train's brakes failed and it ran away.
- An autotrim failure can cause stabiliser trim to rapidly run away in the nose-up or nose-down direction.
to flee by running
to leave home
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