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Related to flee: flea bites
vanish; evade, escape, avoid, shun, elude; to run away from: If they are not watched carefully they will flee.
Not to be confused with:
flea – any of numerous small, wingless bloodsucking parasitic insects that prey on mammals and birds
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v. fled (flĕd), flee·ing, flees
1. To run away, as from trouble or danger: fled from the house into the night.
2. To pass swiftly away; vanish: "of time fleeing beneath him" (William Faulkner).
To run away from: flee the scene of an accident.
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vb, flees, fleeing or fled
1. to run away from (a place, danger, etc); fly: to flee the country.
2. (intr) to run or move quickly; rush; speed: she fled to the door.
[Old English flēon; related to Old Frisian fliā, Old High German fliohan, Gothic thliuhan]
a Scot word for fly1
(Animals) a Scot word for fly2
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v. fled, flee•ing. v.i.
1. to run away, as from danger or pursuers; take flight.
2. to move or pass swiftly; fly; speed.v.t.
3. to run away from.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English flēon; c. Old Saxon fliohan, Old High German flichan]
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Past participle: fled
Past participle: flew
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|Verb||1.||flee - run away quickly; "He threw down his gun and fled"|
break - make a rupture in the ranks of the enemy or one's own by quitting or fleeing; "The ranks broke"
stampede - run away in a stampede
abscond, absquatulate, go off, make off, run off, decamp, bolt - run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along; "The thief made off with our silver"; "the accountant absconded with the cash from the safe"
elope, run off - run away secretly with one's beloved; "The young couple eloped and got married in Las Vegas"
escape, get away, break loose - run away from confinement; "The convicted murderer escaped from a high security prison"
fly the coop, head for the hills, hightail it, lam, run away, scarper, scat, take to the woods, turn tail, run, bunk, break away, escape - flee; take to one's heels; cut and run; "If you see this man, run!"; "The burglars escaped before the police showed up"
high-tail - retreat at full speed; "The actress high-tailed to her villa when reporters began to follow her to the restaurant"
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verb run away, leave, escape, bolt, fly, avoid, split (slang), take off (informal), get away, vanish, depart, run off, shun, make off, abscond, decamp, take flight, hook it (slang), do a runner (slang), scarper (Brit. slang), slope off, cut and run (informal), make a run for it, beat a hasty retreat, turn tail, fly the coop (U.S. & Canad. informal), make a quick exit, skedaddle (informal), make yourself scarce (informal), take a powder (U.S. & Canad. slang), make your escape, make your getaway, take it on the lam (U.S. & Canad. slang), take to your heels He slammed the bedroom door behind him and fled.
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To break loose and leave suddenly, as from confinement or from a difficult or threatening situation:
Informal: skip (out).
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flygteflygte fraundslippe fra
flee[fliː] (fled (pt, pp))
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flee[ˈfliː] [fled] [ˈflɛd] (pt, pp)
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fleepret, ptp <fled>
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flee[fliː] (fled (pt, pp))
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flee(fliː) verb – past tense, past participle fled (fled) –
to run away (from danger). He fled the danger. vlug يَهْرُب، يَفِرُّ избягвам (от) fugir uprchnout, uniknout (před) fliehen flygte fra; undslippe fra τρέπομαι σε φυγή, διαφεύγωhuir pagema فرار کردن paeta fuir לִברוֹח भाग जाना bježati, pobjeći (el)merül melarikan diri dari flÿja fuggire 逃げる (위험 등을 피해) 도피하다 bėgti nuo bēgt; glābties bēgot melarikan diri ontvluchtenflykteuciekać تښتېدل، تر پلل، دانګل، پښې كښل fugir a fugi (de) спасаться бегством ujsť, uniknúť pobegniti pobeći fly หนี kaçmak 逃離，逃脫 тікати بھاگ جانا chạy hoặc tránh xe, chạy thoát 逃离，逃脱
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flee→ يَهْرُب uprchnout flygte flüchten τρέπομαι σε φυγή darse a la fuga paeta fuir bježati scappare 逃げる 달아나다 vluchten flykte uciec fugir спасаться бегством fly หนี kaçmak chạy trốn 逃跑
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