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English definition of “hightail”

hightail

verb     /ˈhaɪ.teɪl/ mainly US informal
hightail it to leave or go somewhere in a great hurry : As soon as I heard he was coming I hightailed it out of there.Moving quickly
(Definition of hightail verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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