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elope

[ilōp′]
Etymology: ME, gantlopp, to run away
Usage notes: (informal)
to leave a locked or secured psychiatric institution without notice or permission.

elope

1. To run away secretly with a lover, esp. to marry.
2. To leave a hospital, esp. a psychiatric hospital, without permission.
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In January, 13-year-old Fatima Qourhani eloped with her maternal cousin.
When eloping, 74 percent of affected children eloped from their own home or someone else's home.
My idea might sound a little far-fetched, but a close re-examination of Eve's temptation before she deliberately eloped with Adam from Paradise surely adds much credence to it.
The investigators mined two databases for all patients who eloped from the emergency department during the years 2002-2006.
Disguised in men's clothing they eloped together, with the help of a trusted servant, in a dramatic escape across the Irish Sea.
Do you ken John Peel - well, he got married here and Ricky and Sam eloped here from EastEnders.
95) Noted textbook author Curren turns to romance with the true story of Lady Eleanor Butler and the Honorable Miss Sarah Ponsonby, who eloped in the late 18th century and lived together more than 50 years.
After Anna eloped several times, it was clear that changes had to be made to the facility.
Born Frances Octavia Smith on October 31, 1912 in Uvalde, Texas, she eloped with her high school sweetheart at age 14, but the union was short-lived.
In spite of his ongoing revolt against classical technique, Flindt has not de eloped his methods of parodying ballet.
MUHAMMAD Ali Jinnah eloped with a girl 20 years younger to him .