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Meaning of elope #1 (permalink) Tue May 16, 2006 20:13 pm   Meaning of elope
 

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ESL/EFL Test #160 "Expressions with death, marriage and divorce", question 7

Helen is planning to ......... with Michael.

(a) marry
(b) elope
(c) engage
(d) divorce

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #160 "Expressions with death, marriage and divorce", answer 7

Helen is planning to elope with Michael.

Correct answer: (b) elope
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To elope #2 (permalink) Tue May 16, 2006 22:49 pm   To elope
 

To elope is to run away from home to get married.
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Meaning of elope #3 (permalink) Wed May 17, 2006 7:08 am   Meaning of elope
 

Hi together!

Could another word be: escape?

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Meaning of elope #4 (permalink) Wed May 17, 2006 8:03 am   Meaning of elope
 

Hi Michael

The word "elope" is normally used in connection with an unannounced marriage. Two people go off and get married without telling other people in advance what they're planning to do.

The meaning "escape" is possible, but definitely not typical.

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Meaning of elope #5 (permalink) Wed May 17, 2006 8:20 am   Meaning of elope
 

Amy's explanation is certainly right."Elope"is used to underline unannounced and forbidden marriage,when parents from one or the other side are against marriage,and also another context"to run away from husband with a lover""Escape is also used in meaning of running away from a husband or a wife to a lover.
Ex.I hear that our married neighbour has escaped to her lover.
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