runaway

runaway
runaway [run′ə wā΄]
n.
1. a person, animal, etc. that is running away or has run away; specif.,
a) a fugitive or deserter
b) a horse, team of horses, etc. that has broken loose from control of the rider or driver
2. the act of running away
3. a runaway race or victory
adj.
1. running away or having run away; escaping, eloping, or breaking loose from control [runaway lovers, a runaway horse]
2. of or done by runaways or running away [a runaway marriage]
3. easily won, as a race, or decisive, as a victory
4.
a) rising rapidly, as prices
b) characterized by an uncontrolled rise of prices [runaway inflation ]
5. relocated in order to evade agreements with a local union, local taxes, etc. [a runaway shop]

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