Runaway meaning

rŭnə-wā
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A person or animal that has run away.
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An easy victory.
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Something that has escaped control or proper confinement.
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Escaping or having escaped restraint, captivity, or control.

Runaway horses; runaway children.

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Out of control.

A runaway car; runaway inflation.

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Easily won.

A runaway victory.

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A person, animal, etc. that is running away or has run away.
  • A fugitive or deserter.
  • A horse, team of horses, etc. that has broken loose from control of the rider or driver.
  • A minor who has fled his or her home or family.
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The act of running away.
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A runaway race or victory.
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Running away or having run away; escaping, eloping, or breaking loose from control.

Runaway lovers, a runaway horse.

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Of or done by runaways or running away.

A runaway marriage.

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Easily won, as a race, or decisive, as a victory.
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Relocated in order to evade agreements with a local union, local taxes, etc.

A runaway shop.

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A person or animal that runs away or has run away; a person, animal, or organization that escapes limitations.

Runaway children are vulnerable to criminal exploitation.

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A train that is out of control.
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(usually attributive) An object or process that is out of control or out of equilibrium.
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The act of running away, especially of a horse or teams.

There was a runaway yesterday.

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An overwhelming victory.

The home side won in a runaway.

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Origin of runaway