run away

1) PHRASAL VERB If you run away from a place, you leave it because you are unhappy there.

[V P from n] I ran away from home when I was sixteen...

[V P] After his beating Colin ran away and hasn't been heard of since...

[V P to n] Three years ago I ran away to Mexico to live with a circus.

2) PHR-V-RECIP If you run away with someone, you secretly go away with them in order to live with them or marry them.

[V P with n] She ran away with a man called McTavish last year...

[pl-n V P together] He and I were always planning to run away together.

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3) PHRASAL VERB If you run away from something unpleasant or new, you try to avoid dealing with it or thinking about it.

[V P from n] They run away from the problem, hoping it will disappear of its own accord...

[V P] You can't run away for ever.

4) See also runaway

English dictionary. 2008.

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