- Present participle of elope.
Variant of elope
intransitive verbeloped, eloping
- to run away secretly, esp. in order to get married
- to run away; escape; abscond
Origin of elopeAnglo-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 + hleapan, to run, leap