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flee

flee

 
 
pronunciation:
fli
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: flees, fleeing, fled
definition: to escape by moving rapidly away; run away.
When the alarm went off, the burglar fled.They fled for the lives when they heard the shooting.
synonyms:
run
similar words:
abscond, bolt, break, clear out, escape, fly, fly the coop, hightail it, scram, skedaddle, skip, split, vanish
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to escape from by moving rapidly away; run away from.
They will flee the country if there is a revolution.The occupants fled the burning building.
synonyms:
escape
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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