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English verb: run away

1. run away (motion) flee; take to one's heels; cut and run


SamplesIf you see this man, run!.
The burglars escaped before the police showed up.


Synonymsbreak away, bunk, escape, fly the coop, head for the hills, hightail it, lam, run, scarper, scat, take to the woods, turn tail


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)go away, go forth, leave


Narrower (hyponym)flee, fly, skedaddle, take flight

2. run away (motion) escape from the control of


SamplesIndustry is running away with us all.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)break loose, escape, get away









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