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Definition of elope verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

elope

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ɪˈləʊp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈloʊp//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they elope
BrE BrE//ɪˈləʊp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈloʊp//
 
he / she / it elopes
BrE BrE//ɪˈləʊps//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈloʊps//
 
past simple eloped
BrE BrE//ɪˈləʊpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈloʊpt//
 
past participle eloped
BrE BrE//ɪˈləʊpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈloʊpt//
 
-ing form eloping
BrE BrE//ɪˈləʊpɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈloʊpɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] elope (with somebody) to run away with somebody in order to marry them secretly Word Origin late 16th cent. (in the general sense ‘abscond, run away’): from Anglo-Norman French aloper, perhaps related to leap.
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