elope, run off

(verb) run away secretly with one’s beloved; “The young couple eloped and got married in Las Vegas”

Source: WordNet® 3.1



elope (third-person singular simple present elopes, present participle eloping, simple past and past participle eloped)

(intransitive, of a married person) To run away from home with a paramour.

(intransitive, of an unmarried person) To run away secretly for the purpose of getting married with one's intended spouse; to marry in a quick or private fashion, especially without a public period of engagement.

(intransitive, dated) To run away from home (for any reason).

Source: Wiktionary

E*lope", v. i. [imp. & p. p. Eloped; p. pr. & vb. n. Eloping.] Etym: [D. ontloopen to run away; pref. ont- (akin to G. ent-, AS. and-, cf. E. answer) + loopen to run; akin to E. leap. See Leap, v. t.]

Definition: To run away, or escape privately, from the place or station to which one is bound by duty; -- said especially of a woman or a man, either married or unmarried, who runs away with a paramour or a sweetheart. Great numbers of them [the women] have eloped from their allegiance. Addison.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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