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phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyrun away
he/she/itruns away
present participlerunning away
past tenseran away
past participlerun away
  1. 1
    to secretly leave a place where you should stay, because you are not happy there
    run away from:

    When I was 13, I ran away from home.

  2. 2
    to try to avoid dealing with a difficult or unpleasant situation
    run away from:

    You can’t keep running away from the problem.

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