flee


flee

verb

Definition of FLEE

1
to cease to be visible <the fog fled with the arrival of the dawn>
Related Words blank (out), clear, die (away or down or out), disperse, dissipate, dissolve, dry up; blur, dim
2
to get free from a dangerous or confining situation <a murderer who fled on foot>
3
to hasten away from something dangerous or frightening <a toddler who fled when the ladybug he had been quietly watching suddenly began flying around the room>
Related Words abscond, clear out, decamp, elope, escape, get (away), get out, lam, light out, make off, mizzle [chiefly British], scarper [British], scat, scram, skip (out), skirr

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