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- (intransitive) To run away; to escape.
- The prisoner tried to flee, but was caught by the guards.
- (transitive) To escape from.
- Many people fled the country as war loomed.
- Thousands of people moved northward trying to flee the drought.
- 1962 October, “Talking of Trains: Passed to you, Mr. Macmillan”, in Modern Railways, page 220:
- The Government, having lit the fuse, is not going to be allowed to flee the explosion.
- (intransitive) To disappear quickly; to vanish.
- Ethereal products flee once freely exposed to air.
to run away; to escape
to escape from
to disappear quickly
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