flee, (fled)

flee, (fled)
هَرَبَ \ bolt: (of people) to run away, so as to escape: The prisoner has bolted.. escape: to get free; find a way out: He escaped from prison. Oil was escaping from a crack in the engine. flee, (fled): (now used mainly in the past tense) to run away: He turned and fled.

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  • Fled — Flee Flee (fl[=e]), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Fled} (fl[e^]d); 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[=y]ja (imperf. fl[=y][eth]i), Dan. flye, Sw.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flee — [ fli ] (past tense and past participle fled [ fled ] ) verb intransitive or transitive ** 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 …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Flee — (fl[=e]), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Fled} (fl[e^]d); 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[=y]ja (imperf. fl[=y][eth]i), Dan. flye, Sw. fly (imperf …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flee — [fli:] v past tense and past participle fled [fled] [I and T] written [: 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… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fled — p.t. and pp. of FLEE (Cf. flee) (q.v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • flee — [flē] vi. fled, fleeing [ME fleen < OE fleon: see FLOW] 1. to run away or escape from danger, pursuit, unpleasantness, etc. 2. to pass away swiftly; vanish [night had fled] 3. to move rapidly; go swiftly vt. to run away or try to escape from;… …   English World dictionary

  • flee — meaning ‘to run away, escape’ is most often used in its past tense fled. Flee has a somewhat literary or romantic flavour: • The fourteenth Dalai Lama…has lived in exile in the Indian Himalayas since 1959, when Khamba rebels persuaded him to flee …   Modern English usage

  • flee — (v.) O.E. fleon take flight, fly from, avoid, escape (contracted class II strong verb; past tense fleah, pp. flogen), from P.Gmc. *thleukhanan (Cf. O.H.G. fliohan, O.N. flöja, O.Fris. flia, Du. vlieden, Ger. fliehen, Goth. þliuhan to flee ), of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Fled — Fled, imp. & p. p. of {Flee}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fled — [fled] vi., vt. pt. & pp. of FLEE …   English World dictionary

  • flee — /flee/, v., fled, fleeing. v.i. 1. to run away, as from danger or pursuers; take flight. 2. to move swiftly; fly; speed. v.t. 3. to run away from (a place, person, etc.). [bef. 900; ME fleen, OE fleon; c. OHG flichan (G fliehen), Goth thliuhan;… …   Universalium

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