What does runaway mean?

Definitions for runaway
ˈrʌn əˌweɪrun·away

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. runaway, blowout, romp, laugher, shoo-in, walkaway(noun)

    an easy victory

  2. fugitive, runaway, fleer(adj)

    someone who flees from an uncongenial situation

    "fugitives from the sweatshops"

  3. runaway(adj)

    completely out of control

    "runaway inflation"

Wiktionary

  1. runaway(Noun)

    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. runaway(Noun)

    A train that is out of control.

  3. runaway(Noun)

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

  4. runaway(Noun)

    An overwhelming victory.

    The home side won in a runaway.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Runaway(noun)

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

  2. Runaway(noun)

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

  3. Runaway(adj)

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

  4. Runaway(adj)

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

  5. Runaway(adj)

    won by a long lead; as, a runaway victory

  6. Runaway(adj)

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

Freebase

  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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Numerology

  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. Marc Neveu:

    When ice is warmer and squishier, it becomes more responsive to tidal forces that deform it, mimas lacked the minimum amount of heat to start with to get tidal forces to trigger runaway heating.

  2. David Tawil:

    This is like a runaway train and it speaks volumes to the temperament of today's market participants.

  3. 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.

  4. David Phillips:

    That's a sea change, it is just runaway warming.

  5. Robert Lowery:

    Our frustration is, we deal with a very desensitized public, the natural inclination (about a runaway) is the child's behavioral problem is why they've left. We also see significant numbers of runway children who are running away from a situation, whether it's abuse or neglect or sexual abuse in the home. These children face unique risks when they're gone so we applaud the conversation and we applaud the attention that this issue is being given.

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