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verb as in run away to be married

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Fast-forward, we borrow that car to drive from San Francisco to Palm Springs, and we eloped!

From Fortune

On Dec. 22, 1799, Sands told her cousins that she would be leaving to elope with a fellow boarder named Levi Weeks that night.

Daughters who elope and dare to choose their own husbands are also considered dishonorable.

She did not, however, believe they would elope, which is a great relief.

I wanted to elope, but Charles really wants to have a party for our friends.

Suffice it to say, a mutual passion was conceived between the two cousins, and my father persuaded her to elope with him.

I assure you that I wouldn't offer to elope with a suffrage tract, or a skirted treatise on socialism.

I've never done anything romantic in my life, and I've always wanted to elope, or something.

A couple of months ago she did me the honour to elope—temporarily, of course—with M. Paul Destournelle.

I could not elope with the shadow, it slipped away when the horse started, and waited on the road for its lawful owner.


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On this page you'll find 26 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to elope, such as: run off, abscond, bolt, decamp, disappear, and escape.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.