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FLEE (fled)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does flee mean? 

FLEE (verb)
  The verb FLEE has 1 sense:

1. run away quickly

  Familiarity information: FLEE used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

FLEE (verb)

Sense 1flee [BACK TO TOP]


Run away quickly

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming


flee; take flight; fly

Context example:

He threw down his gun and fled

Hypernyms (to "flee" is one way to...):

break away; bunk; escape; fly the coop; head for the hills; hightail it; lam; run; run away; scarper; scat; take to the woods; turn tail (flee; take to one's heels; cut and run)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "flee"):

break (make a rupture in the ranks of the enemy or one's own by quitting or fleeing)

stampede (run away in a stampede)

abscond; absquatulate; bolt; decamp; go off; make off; run off (run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along)

elope; run off (run away secretly with one's beloved)

break loose; escape; get away (run away from confinement)

high-tail (retreat at full speed)

defect; desert (desert (a cause, a country or an army), often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or army)

Sentence frames:

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