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Definition of flee verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[intransitive, transitive, no passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they flee
he / she / it flees
past simple fled
-ing form fleeing
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to leave a person or place very quickly, especially because you are afraid of possible danger She burst into tears and fled. flee from somebody/something a camp for refugees fleeing from the war flee to…/into… He fled to Los Angeles after an argument with his family. flee something He was caught trying to flee the country. The driver had already fled the scene of the accident. compare fly
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