- [verb] flee; take to one's heels; cut and run; "If you see this man, run!"; "The burglars escaped before the police showed up"
Synonyms: run, scarper, turn tail, lam, hightail it, bunk, head for the hills, take to the woods, escape, fly the coop, break away
- [verb] escape from the control of; "Industry is running away with us all"
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