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English definition of “flee”

flee

verb [I or T, never passive] uk   /fliː/ (present participle fleeing, past tense and past participle fled) us  
C1 to escape by running away, especially because of danger or fear: She fled (from) the room in tears. In order to escape capture, he fled to the mountains. flee the country to quickly go to another country in order to escape from something or someone: It is likely that the suspects have fled the country by now.
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