What is another word for run away?

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To try to avoid facing up to a difficult situation
“His sister told him that he had to clear up the mess he had created rather than run away from it.”
To leave a relationship in order to establish another one
“There have been instances where girls have run away with men to escape from poverty.”
To hasten away from something dangerous or frightening
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“Arthur Morgan would run away from the O'Driscolls who were shooting at him.”
To get free from a dangerous or confining situation
“She would run away from her abusive parents.”
To achieve a big or easy victory
“They would run away with a big win against their rival.”
To hasten away from something dangerous or frightening
To play truant
To cover by or as if by scattering something over or on
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