Definition of 'runaway'
Example sentences containing 'runaway'
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His runaway success was originally a bedtime story that he told his two daughters. The Sun (2016)The business proved a runaway success. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The pants he modelled became a runaway success. The Sun (2009)We had a clear lead as he approached the first flight like a runaway car. FRANKIE: The Autobiography of Frankie Dettori (2004)Does this finding argue against runaway brain evolution? The Runaway Brain: the Evolution of Human Uniqueness (1993)Successive generations struggled to rein in runaway inflation. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It comes at you like a runaway train. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It is hard to see what can sustain potent growth and feed runaway inflation. Times, Sunday Times (2006)At present it is a runaway train. Times, Sunday Times (2011)She remembers being a teenage runaway before winning a modelling contest and finding herself the mistress of an agent. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Ideas that seemed to be going nowhere turn into a runaway success when you share them with a practical friend. The Sun (2012)Now what if the witness to this same runaway trolley car were a bystander positioned on a bridge above the track? Times, Sunday Times (2007)Surely we are too smart to blow ourselves up with the nuclear weapons that have been provided by our runaway brains. The Runaway Brain: the Evolution of Human Uniqueness (1993)He was like a runaway train. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Commercial property funds were the runaway bestsellers of 2006. Times, Sunday Times (2010)You dare not let him build a head of steam - he is like a runaway buffalo. The Sun (2008)A man who lost his daughter eight years previously feels drawn to help a teenage runaway. Times, Sunday Times (2012)On previous flights from his family home, the teenage runaway had made camps in dry creek beds and abandoned houses. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Yesterday's thrilling victory against the runaway league leaders was evidence of a club who have finally been able to turn their attention to the future. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Any runaway bestseller will be hastily followed by a bandwagon of wannabe and, by definition, lesser and lacking imitations. The Sun (2014)
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Translations for 'runaway'
British English: runaway ADJECTIVE
You use runaway to describe a situation in which something increases or develops very quickly and cannot be controlled.
Our June sale was a runaway success.
British English: runaway NOUN
A runaway is someone, especially a child, who leaves home without telling anyone or without permission.
...a teenage runaway.
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