hightail it

Definition of hightail it

US, informal
:to leave a place as quickly as possible
  • When we heard the night watchman, we hightailed it out of there as quick as we could.

Word by Word Definitions

hightail play
  1. : to move at full speed or rapidly often in making a retreat


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up hightail it? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

serious difficulty or misfortune

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!