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Definition of runaway:

  1. Accomplished by running away or elopement, or during flight; as, a runaway marriage.
  2. One who, or that which, flees from danger, duty, restraint, etc.; a fugitive.
  3. Running away; fleeing from danger, duty, restraint, etc.; as, runaway soldiers; a runaway horse.
  4. The act of running away, esp. of a horse or teams; as, there was a runaway yesterday.
  5. Very successful; accomplishing success quickly; as, a runaway bestseller.
  6. Won by a long lead; as, a runaway victory.


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