Definition of "flee" [flee]

  • 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-intransitive)
  • To run away from: flee the scene of an accident. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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."