flee

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English flēon, from Proto-Germanic *fleuhaną.

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Verb[edit]

flee (third-person singular simple present flees, present participle fleeing, simple past and past participle fled)

  1. (intransitive) To run away; to escape.
    The prisoner tried to flee, but was caught by the guards.
  2. (transitive) To escape from.
    Many people fled the country as war loomed.
    Thousands of people moved northward trying to flee the drought.
  3. (intransitive) To disappear quickly; to vanish.
    Etherical products flee once freely exposed to air

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Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English flȳġe, flēoge.

Noun[edit]

flee

  1. fly