Origin of runaway
Words nearby runaway
How to use runaway in a sentence
A star can become a runaway when other massive stars fling it away through their gravity.Runaway stars may create the mysterious ultraviolet glow around some galaxies|Ken Croswell|November 30, 2020|Science News
We still have to rein in runaway health care costs, and get the still-raging pandemic under control, to say nothing of preparing for whatever outbreaks are yet to come.
The problem is that runaway fires in overgrown forests don’t achieve the same results as controlled burns.Suppressing fires has failed. Here’s what California needs to do instead.|James Temple|September 17, 2020|MIT Technology Review
It’s unlikely that any big automaker can remain a runaway growth machine after decades in the business, but we’ll give Tesla a generous multiple of 25 in 2030, meaning that investors still expect it to wax at better-than-industry rates.Tesla has a business model problem: It can never justify its current stock price by simply making cars|Shawn Tully|August 29, 2020|Fortune
Antarctica’s existing ice sheets, for example, could theoretically limit runaway greenhouse warming.
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
They told her they had heard she harbored gay men and runaway girls.An Iraqi Group Helping Women and Gays Is Receiving Death Threats|Jacob Siegel|July 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Godzilla and X-Men: Days of Future Past both did well at the box office, but neither were runaway success stories.
And here we come to the first unpleasant incident in the story of the runaway children.
"He's a runaway, sir, from my kennels out in Townsend," the man explained to Mr. Cordyce.
"And there's that infernal coward of a ranchero," cried Coronado, as the runaway sentry sneaked back to the group.Overland|John William De Forest
That I should have to meet this miserable runaway serf, and find myself in his power in the midst of a Syrian desert!
The shot had missed; they heard the runaway splash into the river and go stumbling across it and then there was silence.The Trail of the Lonesome Pine|John Fox, Jr.
British Dictionary definitions for runaway
- 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
Other 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.