Definition of "flee" [flee]

  • (verb-intransitive) To run away, as from trouble or danger: fled from the house into the night.
  • (verb-intransitive) To pass swiftly away; vanish: "of time fleeing beneath him” ( William Faulkner).
  • (verb-transitive) To run away from: flee the scene of an accident.

Use "flee" in a sentence

  • "Mara and Dann in the eco-fable of the same name flee from a new Ice Age to an uncertain foothold in what used to be Africa."
  • "Reuters reports that “Taliban fighters are shaving off their beards and trying to flee from a Pakistani army offensive in their Swat bastion, the military said on Friday, as it relaxed a curfew to allow civilians to get out.”"
  • "BRIEF SYNOPSIS: A man who repossesses artificial organs must flee from the organization that employs him when he cannot pay for his own artificial heart."

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