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runaway

adjective     /ˈrʌn.ə.weɪ/
out of control or escaped from somewhere: A runaway bus/horse caused chaos on the streets. a runaway child sleeping on the streetsfigurative Her first novel's runaway success (= surprisingly big success) came as a great surprise.UncontrolledRunning away and escaping runaway     noun [C] someone who has escaped from somewhere: We're searching for a couple of runaways from the young offenders' institution.Runaways and refugees
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