runaway

[ruhn-uh-wey]
noun
1.
a person who runs away; fugitive; deserter.
2.
a horse or team that has broken away from control.
3.
the act of running away.
4.
a decisive or easy victory.
5.
a young person, especially a teenager, who has run away from home.
adjective
6.
having run away; escaped; fugitive.
7.
(of a horse or other animal) having escaped from the control of the rider or driver.
8.
pertaining to or accomplished by running away or eloping: a runaway marriage.
9.
easily won, as a contest: a runaway victory at the polls.
10.
unchecked; rampant: runaway prices.
11.
Informal. deserting or revolting against one's group, duties, expected conduct, or the like, especially to establish or join a rival group, change one's life drastically, etc.: The runaway delegates nominated their own candidate.

Origin:
1505–15; noun, adj. use of verb phrase run away


9. absolute, complete, perfect.
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runaway
1547, from run (v.) + away.
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Example sentences
The unavoidable result is the runaway spread of incompetence throughout an
  organization.
The reasons why the public hasn't quickly climbed onto this runaway train isn't
  so difficult to discern.
The team injected boron water into the reactor to slow what workers feared was
  a runaway reaction.
As the glaciers retreat inland, the ocean may follow, prying them off their bed
  in a runaway process of collapse.
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