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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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Based on a true story, this racy drama tells the tale of Seymour, Lady Worsley, who escaped her troubled marriage to Sir Richard Worsley (Shaun Evans) to elope with his best friend Captain George Bisset (Aneurin Barnard).
Anneth never ask for forgiveness even after she elopes with Matthew, a promising country and western singer, and runs off to Nashville.
In Victorian England, 16-year-old Emilia Daniels, in a fit of rebellion, elopes with the first man to find her attractive.
Tough, retorts Selena, who disrobes, elopes and wins every battle.