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flee

flee

 
 
pronunciation:
fli
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part of speech: verb
inflections: flees, fleeing, fled
definition 1: to run away or escape.
The burglar fled when he heard the dog bark.
synonyms:
run
similar words:
bolt, break, escape, fly, skip, split, vanish
definition 2: to escape from by leaving quickly; run away from.
Hundreds of people fled the country during the war.
similar words:
avoid, dodge, elude, evade, shirk, shun
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Are you looking for the word flea (a tiny insect)? Flee and flea sound alike but have different meanings.
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