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high·tail

 (hī′tāl′) Slang
intr.v. high·tailed, high·tail·ing, high·tails
To go as fast as possible, especially in fleeing: hightailed out of town.
Idiom:
hightail it
To hurry or flee.

[From those animals that raise their tails when fleeing.]

hightail

(ˈhaɪˌteɪl)
vb
(intr) informal chiefly US and Canadian to go or move in a great hurry. Also: hightail it

high•tail

(ˈhaɪˌteɪl)

v.i. Informal.
to go away or leave rapidly: Last we saw of him, he was hightailing down the street.
Idioms:
hightail it, to hurry.
[1885–90, Amer.; in reference to the raised tails of fleeing animals]

hightail


Past participle: hightailed
Gerund: hightailing

Imperative
hightail
hightail
Present
I hightail
you hightail
he/she/it hightails
we hightail
you hightail
they hightail
Preterite
I hightailed
you hightailed
he/she/it hightailed
we hightailed
you hightailed
they hightailed
Present Continuous
I am hightailing
you are hightailing
he/she/it is hightailing
we are hightailing
you are hightailing
they are hightailing
Present Perfect
I have hightailed
you have hightailed
he/she/it has hightailed
we have hightailed
you have hightailed
they have hightailed
Past Continuous
I was hightailing
you were hightailing
he/she/it was hightailing
we were hightailing
you were hightailing
they were hightailing
Past Perfect
I had hightailed
you had hightailed
he/she/it had hightailed
we had hightailed
you had hightailed
they had hightailed
Future
I will hightail
you will hightail
he/she/it will hightail
we will hightail
you will hightail
they will hightail
Future Perfect
I will have hightailed
you will have hightailed
he/she/it will have hightailed
we will have hightailed
you will have hightailed
they will have hightailed
Future Continuous
I will be hightailing
you will be hightailing
he/she/it will be hightailing
we will be hightailing
you will be hightailing
they will be hightailing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hightailing
you have been hightailing
he/she/it has been hightailing
we have been hightailing
you have been hightailing
they have been hightailing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hightailing
you will have been hightailing
he/she/it will have been hightailing
we will have been hightailing
you will have been hightailing
they will have been hightailing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hightailing
you had been hightailing
he/she/it had been hightailing
we had been hightailing
you had been hightailing
they had been hightailing
Conditional
I would hightail
you would hightail
he/she/it would hightail
we would hightail
you would hightail
they would hightail
Past Conditional
I would have hightailed
you would have hightailed
he/she/it would have hightailed
we would have hightailed
you would have hightailed
they would have hightailed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.hightail - leave as fast as possible; "We hightailed it when we saw the police walking in"
go forth, leave, go away - go away from a place; "At what time does your train leave?"; "She didn't leave until midnight"; "The ship leaves at midnight"

hightail

verb
Slang. To leave hastily:
Slang: scram, vamoose.
Idioms: beat it, hightail it, hotfoot it , make tracks.
Translations

hightail

[ˈhaɪteɪl] VT to hightail it (esp US) → darse el piro, salir pitando

hightail

vi (US inf) to hightail (it) out of a place(aus einem Ort) abhauen (inf), → (von or aus einem Ort) verduften (inf)
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