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flee         

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      vb   , flees, fleeing, fled  
1    to run away from (a place, danger, etc.); fly  
to flee the country     
2    intr   to run or move quickly; rush; speed  
she fled to the door     
     (Old English fleon; related to Old Frisian flia, Old High German fliohan, Gothic thliuhan)  
  fleer      n  
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flee          [2]  
      vb  
1       a Scot. word for       fly   1  
      n  
2       a Scot. word for       fly   2  

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flee

  
  
abscond, avoid, beat a hasty retreat, bolt, cut and run     (informal)   decamp, depart, do a runner     (slang)   escape, fly, fly the coop     (U.S. & Canad. informal)   get away, hook it     (slang)   leave, make a quick exit, make off, make oneself scarce     (informal)   make one's escape, make one's getaway, run away, scarper     (Brit. slang)   shun, skedaddle     (informal)   slope off, split     (slang)   take a powder     (U.S. & Canad. slang)   take flight, take it on the lam     (U.S. & Canad. slang)   take off     (informal)   take to one's heels, turn tail, vanish  

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fleet, fleer, fleece, fleecy

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