What does the word elope mean?

Usage examples for elope

  1. The end of the season was unusually dull, and my mother, after having looked over her list of engagements, and ascertained that she had none remaining worth staying for, agreed to elope with her new lover. – Pelham, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton Last Updated: March 16, 2009
  2. She'd as soon elope with that wild- eyed scamp as eat her dinner, if it once entered her head." – Virginia by Ellen Glasgow
  3. With my own countrymen a campaign would have been comparatively pleasant, but under my present circumstances the adventure was not very enjoyable, and though I had been singularly fortunate in my cruise, I considered prudence the better part of valour, and a timely retreat was advisable, so I determined to elope at the first opportunity. – In the Yellow Sea by Henry Frith