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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Elope \E*lope"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Eloped; p. pr. & vb. n. Eloping.] [D. ontloopen to run away; pref. ont- (akin to G. ent-, AS. and-, cf. E. answer) + loopen to run; akin to E. leap. See Leap, v. t.] To run away, or escape privately, from the place or station to which one is bound by duty; -- said especially of a woman or a man, either married or unmarried, who runs away with a paramour or a sweetheart. [1913 Webster] Great numbers of them [the women] have eloped from their allegiance. --Addison. [1913 Webster]