What is another word for running away?

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Verb
Present participle for 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.”
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Present participle for 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.”
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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 be liberated or freed from (something)
“She would run away from her abusive parents.”
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Present participle for to achieve a big or easy victory
“They would run away with a big win against their rival.”
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Present participle for to play truant
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Present participle for to scatter or sprinkle, typically over a wide area
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Present participle for to retreat from something frightening or dangerous
Adjective
Quick to disappear
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Adjective
Trying to avoid being captured
Noun
The action or fact of abandoning or being abandoned
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