Pronunciation: (i-lōp'), [key]
—v.i., e•loped, e•lop•ing.
1. to run off secretly to be married, usually without the consent or knowledge of one's parents.
2. to run away with a lover.
3. to leave without permission or notification; escape.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.