Elope

Elope

to run away, or escape privately, from the place or station to which one is bound by duty; said especially of a woman or a man, either married or unmarried, who runs away with a paramour or a sweetheart. Great numbers of them [the women] have eloped from their allegiance. (Addison)

Origin: D. Ontloopen to run away; pref. Ont- (akin to g. Ent-, as. And-, cf. E. Answer) _ loopen to run; akin to E. Leap. See leap.


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