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verb [intransitive/transitive]     flee pronunciation in British 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 refugees had fled across the border to Albania.



to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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