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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To run away secretly, especially for the purpose of getting married without parental consent.

Usage examples (33)
  • Both families were surprised to hear that the young couple had eloped over the weekend.
  • The old-fashioned meaning of the word elope was used to describe a married woman who ran away with her lover.
  • That was when she planned to "elope" with Thapa and the two decided to come to Goa, the cook reportedly told cops.
  • "So, after all, you wanted her to elope with you?" for more
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