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Meaning of “run away to sea” in the English Dictionary

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run away to sea

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