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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).
Tough, retorts Selena, who disrobes, elopes and wins every battle.
Margaret elopes with Tom, Lord Lovell marries Lady Allworth, and Sir Giles, from rage and despair, loses his mind.