To run away, or escape privately, from the place or station to which one is bound by duty; said especially of a woman or a man, either married or unmarried, who runs away with a paramour or a sweetheart. "Great numbers of them [the women] have eloped from their allegiance." (Addison)

Origin: D. Ontloopen to run away; pref. Ont- (akin to G. Ent-, AS. And-, cf. E. Answer) + loopen to run; akin to E. Leap. See Leap.

(01 Mar 1998)

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