October 27, 2021
Learner's Word of the Day
flee /ˈfliː/ verb
flee
/ˈfliː/
verb

flees; fled /ˈflɛd/; fleeing

Deer fleeing from danger
Deer fleeing from danger
Learner's definition of FLEE

1 [no object] : to run away from danger

  • They fled for their lives. [=they fled to save their lives]

  • The family fled from Nazi Germany to Britain in 1936.

2 [+ object] : to run away from (a place)

  • He was accused of trying to flee the scene of the accident.

  • Many people fled the city to escape the fighting.

  • He was forced to flee the country.

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