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flee


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flee  \Flee\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Fled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Fleeing}.]  [OE.  fleon,  fleen,  AS  fle['o]n  (imperf. 
  fle['a]h);  akin  to  D.  vlieden  OHG.  &  OS  fliohan  G. 
  fliehen  Icel.  fl?ja  (imperf.  fl??i),  Dan.  flye,  Sw  fly 
  (imperf.  flydde),  Goth.  pliuhan  (?)  84.  Cf  {Flight}.] 
  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. 
 
  [He]  cowardly  fled,  not  having  struck  one  stroke. 
  --Shak. 
 
  Flee  fornication.  --1  Cor.  vi 
  18. 
 
  So  fled  his  enemies  my  warlike  father.  --Shak. 
 
  Note:  When  great  speed  is  to  be  indicated,  we  commonly  use 
  fly,  not  flee;  as  fly  hence  to  France  with  the  utmost 
  speed.  ``Whither  shall  I  fly  to  'scape  their  hands?'' 
  --Shak.  See  {Fly},  v.  i.,  5. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  flee 
  v  :  to  run  away:  "He  threw  down  his  gun  and  fled."  [syn:  {fly}, 
  {take  flight}] 




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