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. Great numbers of them women have eloped from their allegiance. (Addison)
Origin: 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.