leave/flee the nest

Definition of leave/flee the nest

  1. :  to move away from home Their children will soon be ready to leave/flee the nest.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  bequeath, devise

    :  to have remaining after one's death

    :  to cause to remain as a trace or aftereffect

  1. :  permission to do something

    :  authorized especially extended absence from duty or employment

    :  an act of leaving :  departure

  1. :  leaf

  1. :  to run away often from danger or evil :  fly

    :  to hurry toward a place of security

    :  to pass away swiftly :  vanish

  1. :  a bed or receptacle prepared by an animal and especially a bird for its eggs and young

    :  a place or specially modified structure serving as an abode of animals and especially of their immature stages

    :  a receptacle resembling a bird's nest

  1. :  to build or occupy a nest :  settle in or as if in a nest

    :  to fit compactly together or within one another :  embed

    :  to form a nest for

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a trip made at another's expense

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