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flee from someone or something

to run away from someone or something. The robber fled from the scene of the crime. The children fled from the wrath of the old man.
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flee to something

to escape to something or some place. We fled to our little place on the coast. They never found us. The little mouse fled to its hole in the wall when the cat came around.
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References in classic literature ?
The savages fled in the utmost disorder, evacuated their towns, and reluctantly left their territory to our mercy.
Some few fled, indeed, but the wolves hunted them by gaze and scent, and pulled them down before they passed the gates of the kraal.
The cherry-tree was dead, for its dryad had gone,--fled, said evil tongues, fled away to the town!
Brother, little brother, come to me,' the swifter he fled after his brothers the wolves, and the heavier grew his skin, till, with a long howl, he vanished into the depths of the forest.
The open forehead, the curly locks, the pleasant smile, the hundred ingratiating ways which we carry with us out of childhood, they may all remain when the innocence has fled, but surely the laugh of the morning of life must go.
In despair, he turned and fled from the oncoming soldiery.
Before them the natives fled in alarm, so that they found only deserted villages in their path as they proceeded.
They arched their arrows at him, and though he was untouched he fled on.
Life promised only somewhere else, in the high hills and remote bush whither the tribe had already fled.
But Lip-lip was no longer leader--except when he fled away before his mates at the end of his rope, the sled bounding along behind.
A slave named Androcles once escaped from his master and fled to the forest.
A BOSS who had gone to Canada was taunted by a Citizen of Montreal with having fled to avoid prosecution.
I fled to an angle of the wall and crouched upon the floor.
It was in the old days of the Russian occupancy of Alaska, when the nineteenth century had run but half its course, that Negore fled after his fleeing tribe and came upon it this summer night by the head waters of the Pee-lat.
Then came the frightful crushing of the Second Revolt, and it is probable that in the moment of danger, ere she fled or was captured by the Mercenaries, she hid the Manuscript in the hollow oak at Wake Robin Lodge.