Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “run away to sea”

See all translations

run away to sea

( also go to sea)
(especially of a boy or young man) to leave your family and become a sailor: My grandfather ran away to sea when he was twelve.
Translations of “run away to sea”
in Chinese (Traditional) (男孩或年輕男子離家)當海員,當水手…
in Chinese (Simplified) (男孩或年轻男子离家)当海员,当水手…
(Definition of run away to sea from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

white Christmas

a Christmas when it snows

Word of the Day

Cleavage proves divisive in Cambridge’s words of 2014

by Alastair Horne,
December 19, 2014
​​​​ Other dictionaries may choose faddish novelties as their words of the year, but here at Cambridge, we like to do something different. We look for the words that have seen sudden surges in searches over the course of the year – words that have been baffling users of English and driven them

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More