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Example sentences from the Web for runaway
In other words, runaway defense spending is a bipartisan problem.
But the runaway best example of the game is another cluster of British luxury vehicles—Range Rover, Land Rover and Jaguar.
Runaway corporations benefited from those policies but want U.S. companies to pay their share of the tab.The Democrats Have Found a New Boogeyman, and It’s Burger King|Tim Mak|August 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Godzilla and X-Men: Days of Future Past both did well at the box office, but neither were runaway success stories.
Kelly Michaels became a mini-celebrity on release, a victim of runaway investigators.How the ‘Witch Hunt’ Myth Undermined American Justice|Jason Berry|July 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If the man be truly a runaway, said Sir Walter, and of an able body, he will be right welcome; for we have but few labourers.Hildebrand|Anonymous
This runaway marriage would be a dreadful dishonour to me, if it were followed by a life of lazy dependence on my wife's fortune.John Marchmont's Legacy, Volumes I-III|Mary E. Braddon
Reason: an exasperated parent who had followed from Meru for the purpose of reclaiming his runaway offspring.The Land of Footprints|Stewart Edward White
There has been an escape, and a sharp watch is held to keep the runaway in the town.
On the up trip, the Governor's party met one man, who afterward proved to be a runaway thief from Detroit.The Country of the Neutrals|James H. Coyne
British Dictionary definitions for runaway
verb (intr, adverb)
- to abscond or elope withhe ran away with his boss's daughter
- to make off with; steal
- to escape from the control ofhis enthusiasm ran away with him
- to win easily or be assured of victory in (a competition)he ran away with the race
- a person or animal that runs away
- (as modifier)a runaway horse
Idioms and Phrases with runaway
Flee, escape, as in Our dog is no watchdog; he runs away from strangers, or Our six-year-old said he'd run away from home. [Late 1300s]
Also, run off. Leave secretly, especially to elope, as in She ran away from home when she was only thirteen, or They ran off to Maryland and got married by a justice of the peace. [Early 1600s]
it won't run away. An object, activity, or issue will not disappear, as in You can leave, but when you come back the mess in the kitchen will still be there—it won't run away, you know! This jocular assurance of permanence dates from the late 1800s. Also see run away with.