- 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)
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