[ verb ] to run away
: "He threw down his gun and fled."
Used in print("Editorials"...)
When East_Germans fled to the West by the thousands , paeans of joy rose from the throats of Western publicists .(David Stacton, The Judges of the Secret Court....)
He explained his errand , but without bothering much to make it plausible , for he felt something well_up in him which was the reason why he had fled the army .
The nigger boy fled down_the_stairs , screaming , `` Murder '' .
He saw only dimly moving figures , but when he slashed them they yelled and fled .
Herold , he saw , had fled .