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flee

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verb, \ˈflē\

Simple Definition of flee

  • : to run away from danger

  • : to run away from (a place)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of flee

fled play \ˈfled\ fleeing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to run away often from danger or evil :  fly b :  to hurry toward a place of security

  3. 2 :  to pass away swiftly :  vanish

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  to run away from :  shun

Examples of flee in a sentence

  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



FLEE Defined for Kids

flee

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verb \ˈflē\

Definition of flee for Students

fled \ˈfled\fleeing

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





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