fleeverb [ I or T, never passive ]uk /fliː/ us /fliː/ present participle fleeing, past tense and past participle fled
flee the country
- Every year thousands of people flee the big cities in search of the rural idyll.
- War, famine and oppression have forced people in the region to flee from their homes.
- Thousands of fugitives are fleeing from the war-torn area.
- Hundreds of people have left their devastated villages and fled to the mountains.
- Thousands of refugees fled across the border.