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verb [intransitive/transitive]     flee pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlefleeing
past tensefled
past participlefled
  1. to escape from a dangerous situation or place very quickly

    Earthquake victims have been forced to flee their homes.

    Police caught up with one of the gang, but the other three fled.

    flee across/from/to/into:

    Thousands of Indian peasants fled across the border to Mexico.


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