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Verb
Present participle for to retreat from something frightening or dangerous
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“Arthur Morgan would run away from the O'Driscolls who were shooting at him.”
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Present participle for 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.”
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Present participle for to leave a relationship in order to establish another one
“There have been instances where young lasses have decided to run away with their beau to escape from poverty.”
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Present participle for to abandon someone or something
“Maximo wasn't the kind of man who would run away from his responsibilities.”
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Present participle for to be liberated or freed from (something)
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“Suzy had decided that it was time to run away from her abusive parents.”
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Present participle for to achieve a big or easy victory
“The local team would run away with a big win over their long-time rivals.”
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Present participle for to play truant
Verb
Present participle for to retreat from something frightening or dangerous
Noun
The action or fact of leaving or running away from a place or group
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Adjective
Fleeing or running away (from a place or group)
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