What does runaway mean?

Definitions for runaway
ˈrʌn əˌweɪrun·away

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. runaway, blowout, romp, laugher, shoo-in, walkawaynoun

    an easy victory

  2. fugitive, runaway, fleeradjective

    someone who flees from an uncongenial situation

    "fugitives from the sweatshops"

  3. runawayadjective

    completely out of control

    "runaway inflation"


  1. runawaynoun

    A person or animal that runs away or has run away; a person, animal, or organization that escapes limitations.

    Runaway children are vulnerable to criminal exploitation.

  2. runawaynoun

    A train that is out of control.

  3. runawaynoun

    An object or process that is out of control or out of equilibrium.

  4. runawaynoun

    An overwhelming victory.

    The home side won in a runaway.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Runawaynoun

    one who, or that which, flees from danger, duty, restraint, etc.; a fugitive

  2. Runawaynoun

    the act of running away, esp. of a horse or teams; as, there was a runaway yesterday

  3. Runawayadjective

    running away; fleeing from danger, duty, restraint, etc.; as, runaway soldiers; a runaway horse

  4. Runawayadjective

    accomplished by running away or elopement, or during flight; as, a runaway marriage

  5. Runawayadjective

    won by a long lead; as, a runaway victory

  6. Runawayadjective

    very successful; accomplishing success quickly; as, a runaway bestseller


  1. Runaway

    "Runaway" was a number-one Billboard Hot 100 song made famous by Del Shannon in 1961. It was written by Shannon and keyboardist Max Crook, and became a major international hit. It is #466 on Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time from 2004.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of runaway in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of runaway in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of runaway in a Sentence

  1. Ashima:

    Aversion is the most evident reason for the runaway.

  2. Matt Barreto:

    I think it's a much tighter contest this year than in 2016, bernie Sanders still appears to be the most popular among Latinos, but Bernie Sanders's not a runaway.

  3. Chris Christie:

    We need to focus on this runaway inflation, the horrible situation at the border, the problem with our educational system, i think those are issues the American people care much more about.

  4. Karissa McDonough:

    The fact of the matter is that for most of this modern era of Fed rate policy, we haven't had runaway inflation.

  5. Amy Schumer:

    People do recognize me on the street, but I have the same friends, and I go to the same restaurants, my publicists want to kill me because I dress like a newly homeless runaway.

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