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 for runaway
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Runaway \Run"a*way`\, n.
     1. One who, or that which, flees from danger, duty,
        restraint, etc.; a fugitive.
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              Thou runaway, thou coward, art thou fled? --Shak.
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     2. The act of running away, esp. of a horse or teams; as,
        there was a runaway yesterday.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Runaway \Run"a*way`\, a.
     1. Running away; fleeing from danger, duty, restraint, etc.;
        as, runaway soldiers; a runaway horse.
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     2. Accomplished by running away or elopement, or during
        flight; as, a runaway marriage.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: completely out of control; "runaway inflation"
      n 1: an easy victory [syn: runaway, blowout, romp,
           laugher, shoo-in, walkaway]
      2: someone who flees from an uncongenial situation; "fugitives
         from the sweatshops" [syn: fugitive, runaway, fleer]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  54 Moby Thesaurus words for "runaway":
     DP, absconder, at large, bolter, breather, cakewalk, cinch,
     conquest, deserter, disappearing, disengaged, displaced person,
     easy, effortless, eloper, emigre, escaped, escapee, evacuee, fled,
     fleer, flown, free, fugitive, hot, in flight, loose, on the lam,
     on the loose, out of, overwhelming, pushover, rampant, refugee,
     renegade, romp, rout, runagate, scot-free, setup, skedaddler,
     stateless person, triumph, truant, unchecked, uncontested,
     uncontrolled, unsuppressed, victory, walkaway, walkover,
     well out of, wild, win

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