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fugitive

noun [C] uk   /ˈfjuː.dʒɪ.tɪv/  us   /-t̬ɪv/
a person who is running away or hiding from the police or a dangerous situation: Thousands of fugitives are fleeing from the war-torn area. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were fugitives from justice (= they ran away to avoid being tried in court).

fugitive

adjective uk   /ˈfjuː.dʒɪ.tɪv/  us   /-t̬ɪv/

fugitive adjective (TEMPORARY)

formal (especially of thoughts or feelings) lasting for only a short time: a fugitive impression
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fugitive adjective (PERSON)

[before noun] relating to a fugitive: Fugitive families who have fled the fighting in the cities are now trying to survive in the mountains.
Translations of “fugitive”
in Vietnamese người chạy trốn hoặc lánh nạn…
in Spanish fugitivo…
in Thai ผู้ลี้ภัย…
in Malaysian pelarian…
in French fugitif/-ive…
in German der Flüchtling…
in Chinese (Traditional) 逃亡者,逃犯, 難民…
in Indonesian pelarian…
in Russian беглец, беженец…
in Turkish kaçak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 逃亡者,逃犯, 难民…
in Polish uciekinier/ka, zbieg…
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