Fleeing vs Runaway - What's the difference?

fleeing | runaway |


As nouns the difference between fleeing and runaway

is that fleeing is the act of one who flees while runaway is a person or animal that runs away or has run away; a person, animal, or organization that escapes limitations.

As a verb fleeing

is .

fleeing

English

Verb

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  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of one who flees.
  • * 1865 , The Dublin Review (page 58)
  • Until the year 211, "Adamantius" taught, studied, prayed, and fasted amidst disturbance, martyrdoms, and fleeings from house to house

    Anagrams

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    runaway

    English

    Alternative forms

    * run-away

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person or animal that runs away or has run away; a person, animal, or organization that escapes limitations.
  • Runaway children are vulnerable to criminal exploitation.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Thou runaway , thou coward, art thou fled?
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  • A train that is out of control.
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  • (usually attributive) An object or process that is out of control or out of equilibrium.
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  • The act of running away, especially of a horse or teams.
  • There was a runaway yesterday.
  • An overwhelming victory.
  • The home side won in a runaway .

    Usage notes

    This word is frequently used attributively, as in "runaway X" to mean "an X which has run away" or "an X which is out of control".