Meaning of “flee” in the English Dictionary

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"flee" in British English

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fleeverb [ I or T, never passive ]

uk /fliː/ us /fliː/ present participle fleeing, past tense and past participle fled

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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(Definition of “flee” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"flee" in American English

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fleeverb [ I/T ]

us /fli/ past tense and past participle fled /fled/

to escape by running away, esp. because of danger or fear:

[ I ] An FBI spokesman said Stewart fled before police arrived.

(Definition of “flee” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)