[ ih-lohp ]
/ ɪˈloʊp /
verb (used without object), e·loped, e·lop·ing.
to run off secretly to be married, usually without the consent or knowledge of one's parents.
to run away with a lover.
to leave without permission or notification; escape: At age 21, the apprentice eloped from his master.
(of a person with a mental disorder or cognitive impairment) to leave or run away from a safe area or safe premises.
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Origin of elope
OTHER WORDS FROM elope
e·lope·ment, noune·lop·er, nounnon·e·lope·ment, nounun·e·loped, adjective
Words nearby elope
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British Dictionary definitions for eloper
/ (ɪˈləʊp) /
(intr) to run away secretly with a lover, esp in order to marry
Derived forms of elopeelopement, nouneloper, noun
Word Origin for elope
C16: from Anglo-French aloper, perhaps from Middle Dutch lōpen to run; see lope
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