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English definition of “run away to sea”

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.People who work on boats and shipsDeparting Grammar:Geographical placesSee more
(Definition of run away to sea from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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