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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Elope \E*lope"\, verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Eloped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Eloping}.] [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}, verb (used with an object)] 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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

elope

verb

1: run away secretly with one's beloved; "The young couple eloped and got married in Las Vegas" [syn: {elope}, {run off}]


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