Definition of


  1. (verb, motion) run away secretly with one's beloved

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Synonyms of Elope

run off

Alternate forms of Elope

Derivations: elopement

Hypernyms: flee, fly, take flight

Origin of the word Elope

  1. 1590s, from Anglo-Fr. aloper "run away from a husband with one's lover" (1338), from O.Fr es- + M.E. lepen "run, leap," or M.Du. (out)lopen "run away." Sense of "lovers who run from parents to marry secretly" is 19c. The oldest Gmc. word for "wedding" is represented by O.E. brydlop (cf. O.H.G. bruthlauft, O.N. bru?hlaup), lit. "b… more

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Words that sound like Elope

elaphe, elbe, elbow, elf

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