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Definition of Runaway


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

Runaway Quotations

I did get to keep the wedding dresses from 'Runaway Bride'. They're all boxed up in my garage. I've never opened them. It'll be fun one day when Hazel is taller. She can play dress-up with her friends.
Julia Roberts

I had dropped out of school and was a runaway, so I didn't have family to fall back on if I didn't work. I didn't have a lot of other options of making money other than modeling.
Carre Otis

Venus has a runaway greenhouse effect. I kind of want to know what happened there because we're twirling knobs here on Earth without knowing the consequences of it. Mars once had running water. It's bone dry today. Something bad happened there as well.
Neil deGrasse Tyson

How lucky can one guy get? I was a runaway, and then I was in one of the biggest bands in the world. I've sold out every arena. I've sold millions and millions of records.
Nikki Sixx

All the information you could want is constantly streaming at you like a runaway truck - books, newspaper stories, Web sites, apps, how-to videos, this article you're reading, even entire magazines devoted to single subjects like charcuterie or wedding cakes or pickles.
Mario Batali
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Runaway Translations

runaway in French is fuyard
runaway in Spanish is fugitivo
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