flee, fly, take flight(verb)
run away quickly
"He threw down his gun and fled"
To run away; to escape.
The prisoner tried to flee, but was caught by the guards.
To escape from.
To disappear quickly; to vanish.
Etherical products flee once freely exposed to air
to run away, as from danger or evil; to avoid in an alarmed or cowardly manner; to hasten off; -- usually with from. This is sometimes omitted, making the verb transitive
Origin: [OE. fleon, fleen, AS. flen (imperf. fleh); akin to D. vlieden, OHG. & OS. fliohan, G. fliehen, Icel. flja (imperf. fli), Dan. flye, Sw. fly (imperf. flydde), Goth. liuhan. 84. Cf. Flight.]
Flee is an album by British blues rock musician Jeremy Spencer credited as "The Jeremy Spencer Band", with particularly strong input from Michael Fogarty. Spencer had been a member of Fleetwood Mac from 1967–71, and this 1979 release was Spencer's third album apart from Fleetwood Mac, and his second recorded while a member of the Children of God.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
flē, v.i. to run away, as from danger: to disappear.—v.t. to keep at a distance from:—pr.p. flee′ing; pa.t. and pa.p. fled.—n. Flē′er. [A.S. fléon, akin to fléogan, to fly; Ger. fliehen, akin to fliegen, to fly.]
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'flee' in Verbs Frequency: #694
The numerical value of flee in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of flee in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
substantial motive and means to flee.
To flee vice is the beginning of virtue, and to have got rid of folly is the beginning of wisdom.
If that is true, maybe better not to say anything and investigate them instead, maybe now they will flee.
But thou, O man of God, flee these things and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
The opposition is trying to make out that she wants to flee abroad in order to discredit her, this is simply not true.
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Translations for flee
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- فر, هربArabic
- изчезвам бързо, избягвам, бягамBulgarian
- redek, tec'hout, fuiñ, tec'helBreton
- fugirCatalan, Valencian
- бѣжатиOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- fly, flygteDanish
- fliehen, flüchten, entfliehenGerman
- desvanecerse, huirSpanish
- karata, paetaFinnish
- s'enfuir, fuir, échapperFrench
- revîn, bezîn, remayen, bazdanKurdish
- fugiō, aufugio, evado, profugio, confugio, perfugio, evanesco, refugio, diffugioLatin
- на́пушти, и́збегне, по́бегнеMacedonian
- flykte, rømmeNorwegian
- ontsnappen, vluchten, vervliegen, ontlopen, vlieden, ontvluchten, ontkomen, wegvluchtenDutch
- flykte, rømmeNorwegian Nynorsk
- zbiec, uciec, ulotnić się, umknąć, uciekać, ulatniać się, umykaćPolish
- sumir, [[escapar]] [[de]], escapar, [[fugir]] [[de]], fugirPortuguese
- mitikuy, ayqey, chinkakapuyQuechua
- evada, dispărea, fugi, a se evapora, scăpaRomanian
- убега́ть, удира́ть, убежа́ть, удра́тьRussian
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