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"


  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


  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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How to say runaway in sign language?

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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. Wall Street.Scott Kessler:

    There are not a lot of high profile IPOs that have been runaway successes.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Gaurang Shah:

    The market has already priced in a rate hike and we have corrected significantly, the problem will be if the Fed doesn't hike rates tonight, we won't see a runaway rally, we might see some minor sell-offs, but everyone is waiting for this (Fed meet) to get over.

  5. Darren Tay:

    We believe Beijing is painfully aware of these risks, which is why we do not expect runaway stimulus this time around.

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    brought into agreement or cooperation on the side of a faction, party, or cause
    • A. aligned
    • B. dependable
    • C. sought
    • D. witless

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