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flee Explained

flee at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[fli:]

flee at English irregular forms Of Explained:

(fled)

flee at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

O.E. fleon "take flight" (contracted class II strong verb; past tense fleah, pp. flogen), from P.Gmc. *thleukhanan (cf. O.H.G. fliohan, O.N. fl?ja, Du. vlieden, Ger. fliehen, Goth. ?¢®liuhan "to flee"), of unknown origin. Not found outside Gmc. Weak pt./pp. fled emerged M.E., under influence of Scand. O.E. had a trans. form, geflieman "put to flight," which came in handy in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. ///

flee at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v past tense and past participle fled /fled/ [I and T] written // [Language: Old English; Origin: flean]// to leave somewhere very quickly, in order to escape from danger// --His attackers turned and fled.// --Masaari spent six months in prison before fleeing the country .// flee to/from/into// --Many German artists fled to America at the beginning of World War II.//

flee at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

120 Moby Thesaurus words for "flee":
abscond, absquatulate, avoid, bail out, be annihilated,
be consumed, be destroyed, be gone, be no more, be wiped out,
beat a retreat, beat it, blow, bolt, break, break away, break jail,
break loose, bunk, cease, cease to be, cease to exist, clear out,
cut and run, cut loose, cut out, decamp, dematerialize, depart,
desert, die, die away, die out, disappear, dispel, disperse,
dissipate, dissolve, do a fade-out, dwindle, elope, elude, erode,
escape, escape prison, eschew, evade, evanesce, evaporate, exit,
expire, fade, fade away, fade out, fly, fly the coop, fugitate,
get away, get clear of, get free, get out, get out of, go, go AWOL,
go away, hide, hightail, jump, jump bail, leave no trace,
leave the scene, levant, make a getaway, make an exit, make off,
make tracks, melt, melt away, pass, pass away, pass out, perish,
peter out, quit, retire from sight, run, run along, run away,
run away from, run away with, run for it, run off, scamper, scape,
scoot, scram, screw, show the heels, shun, sink, sink away,
skedaddle, skip, skip out, slip the cable, slip the collar, split,
suffer an eclipse, take French leave, take flight, take off,
take to flight, take wing, turn tail, vamoose, vanish,
vanish from sight, waste, waste away, wear away

flee at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[V] (Withdrawal): recede, go away, move back, retire, withdraw, shrink, back off, back away, depart, retreat, move off, run away, flee, avoid, remove, distance.

[V] (Escape): escape, make one's escape, break out, run for it, save one's skin, elude, make off, avoid, flee, give someone the slip, break loose.

[ADJ] (Escape): escaping, fleeing, fugitive, on the lam.

flee at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

verb
(fled, fled into ...) (written) to leave a person or place very quickly, especially because you are afraid of possible danger:
[V] a camp for refugees fleeing from the war * He fled to London after an argument with his family. * She burst into tears and fled. * [VN] He was caught trying to flee the country. * The driver had already fled the scene of the accident.
compare FLY v. (12)

Flee at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

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.

flee at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

flee
v : run away quickly; "He threw down his gun and fled" [syn: {fly},
{take flight}]
[also: {fled}]

flee at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Etymology

Inter: etyl » ang Inter: term » fleon|flēon|lang=ang. Cognates: see Inter: recons » fleuhanan|lang=gem-pro.

Pronunciation

* Inter: IPA » /fliː/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /fli:/
  • Inter: rhymes » iː
  • Inter: audio » en-us-flee.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: homophones » flea

    Verb

    Inter: en-verb » flees|fleeing|fled|fled

  • Inter: intransitiv » e To run away; to escape.
    1. : The prisoner tried to flee, but was caught by the guards.
    2. Inter: transitiv » e To escape from.
    3. : Many people fled the country as war loomed.
    4. : Thousands of people moved northward trying to flee the drought.
    5. Inter: intransitiv » e To disappear quickly; to vanish.
    6. : ''Etherical products flee once freely exposed to air

      Related terms

      * flight

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » to run away; to escape

  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|هرب|tr=haraba|sc=Arab, Inter: t- » ar|فر|tr=farra|sc=Arab
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|փախչել|tr=p’axčel|sc=Armn
  • Asturian: Inter: t- » ast|fuxir
  • Breton: Inter: t+ » br|redek, Inter: t+ » br|tec'hout, Inter: t- » br|fuiñ
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|бягам|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » bg|избягвам|sc=Cyrl
  • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|fugir
  • Chinese:
  • : Inter: ttbc » cmn: Inter: t- » cmn|逃|tr=táo|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|奔逃|tr=bēntáo|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|奔|tr=bēn|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|utéct
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|flygte, Inter: t+ » da|fly
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|vluchten, Inter: t- » nl|wegvluchten, Inter: t+ » nl|ontsnappen
  • Faroese: Inter: t- » fo|flýggja
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|paeta, Inter: t+ » fi|karata
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|s'enfuir
  • Galician: Inter: t+ » gl|fuxir
  • Inter: trreq » Georgian
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|fliehen, Inter: t+ » de|flüchten
  • Icelandic: Inter: t+ » is|flýja
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|逃げる|tr={{Jpan|にげる, nigeru|sc=Jpan}}

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Kurdish:
    • : Sorani:
    • : Kurmanji: Inter: t+ » ku|revîn, Inter: t+ » ku|bazdan, Inter: t+ » ku|bezîn
    • : Sorani: Inter: tø » ckb|هه‌ڵاتن|sc=ku-Arab, Inter: tø » ckb|ده‌رپه‌ڕین|sc=ku-Arab
    • : Zazaki: Inter: t+ » ku|remayen
    • Latin: Inter: t+ » la|fugio|alt=fugiō, Inter: t+ » la|fugio|alt=fugitō, Inter: t- » la|perfugio
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|побегне|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » mk|напушти|tr=pobegne, napushti|sc=Cyrl
    • Old Church Slavonic: Inter: tø » cu|бѣжати|tr=běžati|sc=Cyrs
    • Old Saxon: Inter: tø » osx|fliohan
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|uciec, Inter: t+ » pl|uciekać, Inter: t- » pl|zbiec, Inter: t+ » pl|umknąć, Inter: t- » pl|umykać
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|escapar, Inter: t+ » pt|fugir
    • Quechua: Inter: t- » qu|ayqey, Inter: t- » qu|chinkakapuy
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|scăpa, Inter: t+ » ro|evada, Inter: t+ » ro|fugi
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|убегать|tr=ubegát'|sc=Cyrl Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|убежать|tr=ubežát'|sc=Cyrl Inter: pf » ., Inter: t+ » ru|удирать|tr=udirát'|sc=Cyrl Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|удрать|tr=udrát'|sc=Cyrl Inter: pf » .
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|huir
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|fly
    • Telugu: Inter: t+ » te|పారిపోవు|tr=paaripOvu|sc=Telu
    • Welsh: Inter: t+ » cy|ffoi


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to escape from
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|փախչել|tr=p’axčel|sc=Armn
    • Breton: Inter: t+ » br|tec'hel
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|избягвам|sc=Cyrl
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|flygte
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|ontkomen, Inter: t+ » nl|ontlopen, Inter: t+ » nl|ontvluchten
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|paeta, Inter: t+ » fi|karata
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|fuir, Inter: t+ » fr|échapper
    • Inter: trreq » Georgian
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|fliehen, Inter: t- » de|entfliehen, Inter: t+ » de|flüchten
    • Icelandic: Inter: t+ » is|flýja
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|逃げる|tr={{Jpan|にげる, nigeru|sc=Jpan}}
    • Kurdish:
    • : Sorani: Inter: tø » ckb|ڕاکردن|sc=ku-Arab


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Latin: Inter: t+ » la|fugio, Inter: t+ » la|confugio, Inter: t- » la|diffugio, Inter: t- » la|profugio, Inter: t- » la|refugio, Inter: t- » la|evado, Inter: t- » la|evado
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|избегне|tr=izbegne|sc=Cyrl
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|uciec, Inter: t+ » pl|uciekać, Inter: t- » pl|zbiec, Inter: t+ » pl|umknąć, Inter: t- » pl|umykać
  • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|fugi
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|убегать|tr=ubegát'|sc=Cyrl Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|убежать|tr=ubežát'|sc=Cyrl Inter: pf » ., Inter: t+ » ru|удирать|tr=udirát'|sc=Cyrl Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|удрать|tr=udrát'|sc=Cyrl Inter: pf » .
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|huir
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|fly
  • Telugu: Inter: t+ » te|పారిపోవు|tr=paaripOvu|sc=Telu
  • Welsh: Inter: t+ » cy|ffoi

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to disappear quickly
    • Breton: Inter: t+ » br|tec'hout
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|изчезвам бързо|sc=Cyrl
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|vervliegen, Inter: t+ » nl|vlieden
    • Latin: Inter: t- » la|evanesco, Inter: t- » la|aufugio


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|ulotnić się, Inter: t- » pl|ulatniać się
  • Romanian: Inter: qualifier » figuratively Inter: t- » ro|a se evapora, Inter: t+ » ro|dispărea
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|desvanecerse

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » eo: Inter: t- » eo|fuĝi
    • Inter: ttbc » id: Inter: t+ » id|minggat, Inter: t+ » id|melarikan diri
    • Inter: ttbc » ku: Inter: t+ » ku|revîn, Inter: t+ » ku|bazdan


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Inter: ttbc » pt: Inter: t+ » pt|fugir
  • Inter: ttbc » es: Inter: t+ » es|huir, Inter: t- » es|fugarse

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Anagrams

    * feel
    • fele


    Category: Category:English irregular verbs -
    Category: Category:en:Gaits -

    Scots

    Etymology

    Old English flȳġe, flēoge.

    Noun

    flee
  • fly

  • Category: Category:Scots nouns -
    Category: zh-min-nan:flee -
    Translation: cs » flee
    Translation: et » flee
    Translation: el » flee
    Translation: es » flee
    Translation: eu » flee
    Translation: fr » flee
    Translation: ko » flee
    Translation: io » flee
    Translation: id » flee
    Translation: it » flee
    Translation: kn » flee
    Translation: ku » flee
    Translation: lo » flee
    Translation: li » flee
    Translation: hu » flee
    Translation: mg » flee
    Translation: ml » flee
    Translation: my » flee
    Translation: nl » flee
    Translation: ja » flee
    Translation: oc » flee
    Translation: pl » flee
    Translation: pt » flee
    Translation: ru » flee
    Translation: sm » flee
    Translation: sr » flee
    Translation: fi » flee
    Translation: sv » flee
    Translation: tl » flee
    Translation: ta » flee
    Translation: te » flee
    Translation: th » flee
    Translation: uk » flee
    Translation: vi » flee
    Translation: zh » flee