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Definition of hightail verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

hightail

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈhaɪteɪl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhaɪteɪl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they hightail
BrE BrE//ˈhaɪteɪl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhaɪteɪl//
 
he / she / it hightails
BrE BrE//ˈhaɪteɪlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhaɪteɪlz//
 
past simple hightailed
BrE BrE//ˈhaɪteɪld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhaɪteɪld//
 
past participle hightailed
BrE BrE//ˈhaɪteɪld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhaɪteɪld//
 
-ing form hightailing
BrE BrE//ˈhaɪteɪlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhaɪteɪlɪŋ//
 
 
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Idioms
hightail it
 
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(informal, especially North American English) to leave somewhere very quickly They ran out of the gates and hightailed it up the road.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hightail