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flight

noun (ESCAPE)    /flaɪt/
[U] (an act or example of) escape, running away, or avoiding something: They lost all their possessions during their flight from the invading army.Running away and escaping put sb to flight UK old-fashioned to defeat someone and force them to run awayPursuingEvicting and forcing to leavePunishing someone by sending them somewhere else take flight to run away: The burglars took flight when the alarm sounded.Running away and escaping
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