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run away

phrasal verb with run uk   us   /rʌn/ verb (present participle running, past tense ran, past participle run)

(LEAVE)

B2 to leave a place or person secretly and suddenly: He ran away from home when he was only twelve. Mark and my sister are planning to run away together to get married.

(AVOID)

to avoid dealing with a problem or difficult situation: She accused him of running away from his responsibilities.
Translations of “run away”
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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