verb \ˈflē\

: to run away from danger

: to run away from (a place)

fled \ˈfled\ flee·ing

Full Definition of FLEE

intransitive verb
a :  to run away often from danger or evil :  fly
b :  to hurry toward a place of security
:  to pass away swiftly :  vanish
transitive verb
:  to run away from :  shun

Examples of FLEE

  1. The family fled from Nazi Germany to Britain in 1936.
  2. He was accused of trying to flee the scene of the accident.
  3. Many people fled the city to escape the fighting.
  4. He was forced to flee the country.

Origin of FLEE

Middle English flen, from Old English flēon; akin to Old High German fliohan to flee
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with FLEE

b, be, bee, c, cay, cee, Cree, d, dee, Dee, dree, e, fee, flea, free, g, gee, ghee, glee, gree, he, key, Key, knee, lea, lee, me, mi, p, pea, pee, plea, pree, quay, re, Rhee, scree, sea, see, she, si, ski, spree, sri, t, tea, tee, the, thee, three, ti, tree, twee, Twi, v, vee, we, wee, whee, ye, z, zee
FLED Defined for Kids


verb \ˈflē\
fled \ˈfled\flee·ing

Definition of FLEE for Kids

:  to run away or away from <Animals fled the fire.>


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