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Adjective
An animal or vehicle that is running out of control
“Four men were killed when a runaway rail wagon crashed into a group of workers on the West Coast Main Line at Tebay in Cumbria.”
Adjective
Denoting something happening or done very quickly, easily, or uncontrollably
“The stark and simple truth is that we need to re-assert public control on the runaway consumption of Ireland's main recreational drug.”
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Not restrained or held in check
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“Such a mix of policies would normally lead to runaway inflation.”
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Out of control
“A runaway horse.”
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Selling very well
“Her latest novel was a runaway hit.”
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Clear in meaning without uncertainty or ambiguity
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Having treacherously changed allegiance
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Noun
A person who has run away, especially from their family or an institution
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“When she realizes the hitch-hiking boy is a runaway who's been severely beaten, her caring for him brings into focus the future course of her life.”
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Missing person
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A person who lacks courage
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Someone skilled at escaping
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An easy victory or achievement
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A person who has broken the law, especially one who remains at large or is a fugitive
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