Flee Definition

fled, fleeing, flees
fled, fleeing, flees
To run away or try to escape from.
Webster's New World
To run away or escape from danger, pursuit, unpleasantness, etc.
Webster's New World
To pass away swiftly; vanish.
Night had fled.
Webster's New World
To move rapidly; go swiftly.
Webster's New World

Origin of Flee

  • Middle English flen from Old English flēon pleu- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old English flēon, from Proto-Germanic *fleuhaną.

    From Wiktionary

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