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flees

verb
present tense third-person singular of flee

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1 to cease to be visible
  • the fog fled with the arrival of the dawn

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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

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“Flees.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/flees. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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