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2 definitions found
 for run away
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  run away
      v 1: flee; take to one's heels; cut and run; "If you see this
           man, run!"; "The burglars escaped before the police showed
           up" [syn: scat, run, scarper, turn tail, lam,
           run away, hightail it, bunk, head for the hills,
           take to the woods, escape, fly the coop, break
      2: escape from the control of; "Industry is running away with us

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  37 Moby Thesaurus words for "run away":
     abscond, absquatulate, beat a retreat, bolt, clear out,
     cut and run, cut out, decamp, depart, desert, elope, flee, fly,
     fugitate, go AWOL, hightail, jump, jump bail, levant, make off,
     make tracks, run, run along, run away from, run away with,
     run for it, run off, show the heels, skedaddle, skip, skip out,
     slip the cable, take French leave, take flight, take to flight,
     take wing, turn tail

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