fliehen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German fliohan, from Proto-Germanic *fleuhaną. Cognate with Dutch vlieden and English flee.

Verb[edit]

fliehen (class 2 strong, third-person singular simple present flieht, past tense floh, past participle geflohen, auxiliary haben or sein)

  1. (intransitive, auxiliary: “sein) to flee; to escape
  2. (intransitive, auxiliary: “sein) to diverge
    Die Linien fliehen. — “The lines diverge.”
  3. (transitive, auxiliary: “haben) to flee from (someone); to avoid

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