[ verb ] to run away


take_flight fly


: "He threw down his gun and fled."

Used in print


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 .