leave/flee the nest

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of leave/flee the nest

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

Word by Word Definitions

leave play
  1. : bequeath, devise

  2. : to have remaining after one's death

  3. : to cause to remain as a trace or aftereffect

  1. : permission to do something

  2. : authorized especially extended absence from duty or employment

  3. : an act of leaving : departure

  1. : leaf

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

  2. : to hurry toward a place of security

  3. : to pass away swiftly : vanish

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

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

  3. : a receptacle resembling a bird's nest

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

  2. : to fit compactly together or within one another : embed

  3. : to form a nest for


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