Translation of "runaway" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary


adjective uk /ˈrʌn.ə.weɪ/ us /ˈrʌn.ə.weɪ/

having escaped or run away from somewhere

a runaway child sleeping on the streets 離家出走露宿街頭的小孩
a runaway bride (= who ran away from her wedding)

out of control:

A runaway bus/horse caused chaos on the streets. 一輛公共汽車失控了/一匹馬脫繮了,導致街道上一片混亂。
We have to rein in our runaway spending.

Runaway success is surprisingly sudden or great:

Her first novel's runaway success came as a great surprise. 她的第一部小說大獲成功,真是大大出人意料。
He is the runaway leader at the top of the competition scoreboard.
noun [ C ] uk us

someone who has escaped or run away from somewhere

a safe house for young runaways
runaways from prison 我們正在搜尋幾個從少年犯管教所逃出來的孩子。

(Translation of “runaway” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)