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English definition of “run away”

run away

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

(LEAVE)

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

(AVOID)

to avoid dealing with a problem or difficult situation: She accused him of running away from his responsibilities.Avoiding actionLaziness and lazy people
(Definition of run away from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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