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runaway

adjective uk   us   /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.
runaway
noun [C] uk   us  
someone who has escaped from somewhere: We're searching for a couple of runaways from the young offenders' institution.
Translations of “runaway”
in Korean 달아나다, 가출하다…
in Arabic يَهْرُب…
in Portuguese fugir, escapar…
in Catalan fugir, escapar-se…
in Japanese 逃げ出す, 逃亡する…
in Italian scappare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 逃離, 突然離開, 逃走…
in Russian сбежать откуда-либо…
in Turkish gizlice kaçmak, sıvışmak, çekip gitmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 逃离, 突然离开, 逃走…
in Polish uciekać…
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