Runaway - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈrʌnəweɪ|  American pronunciation of the word runaway
Brit.  |ˈrʌnəweɪ|  British pronunciation of the word runaway

noun

- an easy victory (syn: blowout, romp, walkaway)
- someone who flees from an uncongenial situation (syn: fleer, fugitive)
- completely out of control
runaway inflation

Examples

The play was a runaway success.

...a region plagued by runaway suburban sprawl...

His plan was a runaway success.

The film was a runaway success.

The house was a sanctuary for runaway teens.

...the young runaway gradually became entangled in a web of lies...

...his heartless whipping of runaway slaves virtually to the point of death shocked even other slave owners...

He fastened the blame on the runaway.

Word forms

noun
singular: runaway
plural: runaways
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