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meanings of runaway


  1. Easily won, as a contest.
  2. Deserting or revolting against one's group, duties, expected conduct, or the like, especially to establish or join a rival group, change one's life drastically, etc.
  3. Pertaining to or accomplished by running away or eloping.
  4. Having run away; escaped; fugitive.
  5. Unchecked; rampant.
  6. Having escaped from the control of the rider or driver.


  1. A person or animal that runs away or has run away; a person, animal, or organization that escapes captivity or restrictions.
  2. An object or process that is out of control or out of equilibrium.
  3. A vehicle (especially, a train) that is out of control.
  4. An overwhelming victory.
  5. The act of running away, especially of a horse or teams.