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  • adj.out of control
  • nounperson who is trying to escape

synonyms for runaway

  • delinquent
  • escaped
  • uncontrolled
  • fugitive
  • running
  • wild
  • disorderly
  • fleeing
  • loose
  • out of hand
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antonyms for runaway

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  • controlled
  • stable
  • staying
  • steady
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    A star can become a runaway when other massive stars fling it away through their gravity.
    RUNAWAY STARS MAY CREATE THE MYSTERIOUS ULTRAVIOLET GLOW AROUND SOME GALAXIESKEN CROSWELLNOVEMBER 30, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
    We still have to rein in runaway health care costs, and get the still-raging pandemic under control, to say nothing of preparing for whatever outbreaks are yet to come.
    ARE WE BETTER OFF THAN WE WERE FOUR YEARS AGO?CLEAF2013OCTOBER 17, 2020FORTUNE
    The problem is that runaway fires in overgrown forests don’t achieve the same results as controlled burns.
    SUPPRESSING FIRES HAS FAILED. HERE’S WHAT CALIFORNIA NEEDS TO DO INSTEAD.JAMES TEMPLESEPTEMBER 17, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
    It’s unlikely that any big automaker can remain a runaway growth machine after decades in the business, but we’ll give Tesla a generous multiple of 25 in 2030, meaning that investors still expect it to wax at better-than-industry rates.
    TESLA HAS A BUSINESS MODEL PROBLEM: IT CAN NEVER JUSTIFY ITS CURRENT STOCK PRICE BY SIMPLY MAKING CARSSHAWN TULLYAUGUST 29, 2020FORTUNE
    Antarctica’s existing ice sheets, for example, could theoretically limit runaway greenhouse warming.
    A RAINFOREST ONCE GREW NEAR THE SOUTH POLECAROLYN GRAMLINGMAY 11, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
    And here we come to the first unpleasant incident in the story of the runaway children.
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    "He's a runaway, sir, from my kennels out in Townsend," the man explained to Mr. Cordyce.
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    "And there's that infernal coward of a ranchero," cried Coronado, as the runaway sentry sneaked back to the group.
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    That I should have to meet this miserable runaway serf, and find myself in his power in the midst of a Syrian desert!
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    The shot had missed; they heard the runaway splash into the river and go stumbling across it and then there was silence.
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