flee(redirected from fleeing)
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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
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.
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
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]
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"
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.
To break loose and leave suddenly, as from confinement or from a difficult or threatening situation:
Informal: skip (out).
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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