runaway

[ ruhn-uh-wey ]
/ ˈrʌn əˌweɪ /

noun

adjective

Origin of runaway

First recorded in 1505–15; noun, adj. use of verb phrase run away
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runaway


n.

1540s, "one who flees," from verbal phrase, from run (v.) + away (adv.). Meaning "an act of running away" is from 1724.

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