hightail(redirected from hightails)
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intr.v. high·tailed, high·tail·ing, high·tailsIdiom:
To go as fast as possible, especially in fleeing: hightailed out of town.
To hurry or flee.
[From those animals that raise their tails when fleeing.]
(intr) informal chiefly US and Canadian to go or move in a great hurry. Also: hightail it
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]
Past participle: hightailed
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|Verb||1.||hightail - leave as fast as possible; "We hightailed it when we saw the police walking in"|