Variant of elope
- to run away secretly, esp. in order to get married
- to run away; escape; abscond
Origin: Anglo-French aloper, probably ; from Middle English an unverified form aleapen, to leap up, run away ; from Old English ahleapan (infl. uncertain or unknown; perhaps by Old Norse hlaupa, to run from source lope) ; from a-, away plush hleapan, to run, leap
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