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runawayadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈrʌn·əˌweɪ/

runaway adjective [not gradable] (not controlled)

being or seeming to be out of control, or happening suddenly and strongly: runaway health-care costs From the moment he launched the Boy Scout movement in 1908, it was a runaway success.

runawaynoun [C]

 us   /ˈrʌn·əˌweɪ/

runaway noun [C] (person)

a young person who has left home without permission
Translations of “runaway”
in Korean 달아나다, 가출하다…
in Arabic يَهْرُب…
in Portuguese fugir, escapar…
in Catalan fugir, escapar-se…
in Japanese 逃げ出す, 逃亡する…
in Italian scappare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 逃離, 突然離開, 逃走…
in Russian сбежать откуда-либо…
in Turkish gizlice kaçmak, sıvışmak, çekip gitmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 逃离, 突然离开, 逃走…
in Polish uciekać…
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