how to pronounce runaway


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runaway is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of runaway in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… and violence uh runaway train a lot of …”

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.

runaway frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word runaway occurs in english on average 2.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics runaway can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that runaway can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

2) transport and travel;

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