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Related to fleeing: amid, quelled, lingered

flee

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

flee

 (flē)
v. fled (flĕd), flee·ing, flees
v.intr.
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).
v.tr.
To run away from: flee the scene of an accident.

[Middle English flen, from Old English flēon; see pleu- in Indo-European roots.]

fle′er n.

flee

(fliː)
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]
ˈfleer n

flee

(fliː)
vb
a Scot word for fly1
n
(Animals) a Scot word for fly2

flee

(fli)

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]

flee


Past participle: fled
Gerund: fleeing

Imperative
flee
flee
Present
I flee
you flee
he/she/it flees
we flee
you flee
they flee
Preterite
I fled
you fled
he/she/it fled
we fled
you fled
they fled
Present Continuous
I am fleeing
you are fleeing
he/she/it is fleeing
we are fleeing
you are fleeing
they are fleeing
Present Perfect
I have fled
you have fled
he/she/it has fled
we have fled
you have fled
they have fled
Past Continuous
I was fleeing
you were fleeing
he/she/it was fleeing
we were fleeing
you were fleeing
they were fleeing
Past Perfect
I had fled
you had fled
he/she/it had fled
we had fled
you had fled
they had fled
Future
I will flee
you will flee
he/she/it will flee
we will flee
you will flee
they will flee
Future Perfect
I will have fled
you will have fled
he/she/it will have fled
we will have fled
you will have fled
they will have fled
Future Continuous
I will be fleeing
you will be fleeing
he/she/it will be fleeing
we will be fleeing
you will be fleeing
they will be fleeing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been fleeing
you have been fleeing
he/she/it has been fleeing
we have been fleeing
you have been fleeing
they have been fleeing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fleeing
you will have been fleeing
he/she/it will have been fleeing
we will have been fleeing
you will have been fleeing
they will have been fleeing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been fleeing
you had been fleeing
he/she/it had been fleeing
we had been fleeing
you had been fleeing
they had been fleeing
Conditional
I would flee
you would flee
he/she/it would flee
we would flee
you would flee
they would flee
Past Conditional
I would have fled
you would have fled
he/she/it would have fled
we would have fled
you would have fled
they would have fled

flee


Past participle: flew
Gerund: fleein

Imperative
flee
flee
Present
I flee
you flee
he/she/it flees
we flee
you flee
they flee
Preterite
I flew
you flew
he/she/it flew
we flew
you flew
they flew
Present Continuous
I am fleein
you are fleein
he/she/it is fleein
we are fleein
you are fleein
they are fleein
Present Perfect
I have flew
you have flew
he/she/it has flew
we have flew
you have flew
they have flew
Past Continuous
I was fleein
you were fleein
he/she/it was fleein
we were fleein
you were fleein
they were fleein
Past Perfect
I had flew
you had flew
he/she/it had flew
we had flew
you had flew
they had flew
Future
I will flee
you will flee
he/she/it will flee
we will flee
you will flee
they will flee
Future Perfect
I will have flew
you will have flew
he/she/it will have flew
we will have flew
you will have flew
they will have flew
Future Continuous
I will be fleein
you will be fleein
he/she/it will be fleein
we will be fleein
you will be fleein
they will be fleein
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been fleein
you have been fleein
he/she/it has been fleein
we have been fleein
you have been fleein
they have been fleein
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fleein
you will have been fleein
he/she/it will have been fleein
we will have been fleein
you will have been fleein
they will have been fleein
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been fleein
you had been fleein
he/she/it had been fleein
we had been fleein
you had been fleein
they had been fleein
Conditional
I would flee
you would flee
he/she/it would flee
we would flee
you would flee
they would flee
Past Conditional
I would have flew
you would have flew
he/she/it would have flew
we would have flew
you would have flew
they would have flew
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.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"
defect, desert - desert (a cause, a country or an army), often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or army; "If soldiers deserted Hitler's army, they were shot"

flee

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.

flee

verb
To break loose and leave suddenly, as from confinement or from a difficult or threatening situation:
Informal: skip (out).
Slang: lam.
Regional: absquatulate.
Idioms: blow the coop, cut and run, give someone the slip, make a getaway, take flight, take it on the lam.
Translations
هربيَهْرُبيَهْرُب، يَفِرُّ
uprchnoututéctuniknout
flygteflygte fraundslippe fra
paetakarata
bježati
elmerül
flýjaflÿja
逃げる
달아나다
bėgti nuo
bēgtglābties bēgot
pobegniti
fly
หนี
chạy trốn

flee

[fliː] (fled (pt, pp))
A. VThuir de
to flee the countryhuir del país
B. VIhuir (from de) → darse a la fuga
they fled to the West/the mountainshuyeron hacia el oeste/las montañas

flee

[ˈfliː] [fled] [ˈflɛd] (pt, pp)
vt [+ persecution] → fuir, s'enfuir de
to flee the country → s'enfuir du pays
vifuir, s'enfuir
to flee to [+ another country] → s'enfuir en

flee

pret, ptp <fled>
vifliehen, flüchten (→ from vor +dat); to flee from temptationder Versuchung entfliehen
vt town, countryfliehen or flüchten aus; temptation, dangerentfliehen (+dat)

flee

[fliː] (fled (pt, pp))
1. vt (town, country) → fuggire da, scappare da; (danger, enemy) → sfuggire a
2. vi to flee (from)fuggire (da or davanti a)
to flee to sb/sth → correre da qn/verso qc
to flee to safety → mettersi in salvo

flee

(fliː) verbpast tense, past participle fled (fled)
to run away (from danger). He fled the danger.

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
References in classic literature ?
HE had followed the trail of his fleeing people for eleven days, and his pursuit had been in itself a flight; for behind him he knew full well were the dreaded Russians, toiling through the swampy lowlands and over the steep divides, bent on no less than the extermination of all his people.
It was in the old days of the Russian occupancy of Alaska, when the nineteenth century had run but half its course, that Negore fled after his fleeing tribe and came upon it this summer night by the head waters of the Pee-lat.
"Listen, and you shall hear Sheeta fleeing before me."
He read only fear and panic from the sounds, deduced that the village was fleeing to its mountain fastnesses, but did not know the cause of the flight.
It was impossible for him to count more than five, although he knew the fleeing population numbered many times more than five.
A case for fleeing from police custody has also been registered.
While fleeing from the house where she used to work, she asked a rickshaw driver for help, who took her to the nearby police station.
Police are conducting raids to arrest the fleeing outlaws.
About 1,000 civilians, most of them children and women, residing in al-Rukban refugee camp which is under control of the US Army and its allies arrived in Jaligham crossing to reach areas under the control of the Syrian Army after fleeing al-Tanf region, the Arabic-language al-Watan newspaper reported.
Mushtaq was fleeing to Dubai from Lahore via PIA flight 203.
BMW driver sought after fleeing crash scene A BMW driver is being hunted by police after fleeing the scene of a crash which left a man seriously injured.