flee to (something)

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flee to (something)

To run to some place or thing as a means of escape. We fled to the shelter of the cave when the downpour started.
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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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A slave named Androcles once escaped from his master and fled to the forest.
I fled to an angle of the wall and crouched upon the floor.
But Cathullin, beaten and ashamed, fled to hide himself: "bending, weeping, sad and slow, and dragging his long spear behind, Cathullin sank in Cromla's wood, and mourned his fallen friends.
Summary: He had fled to his home country after committing the crime.
Samson Khalam, the general-secretary of the Kachin Baptist Convention (KBC), told DVB that local villagers from Kasung fled to Namti town as their village was hit with artillery fire.
At the same time, the country is also having to cope with the arrival of about 500,000 refugees fleeing fighting in Burundi, Rwanda, South Sudan and the Central African Republic -- where about 60,000 people have fled to DR Congo this year, he underlined.
JAMES NYANG CHIENGJIEK, 28, SOUTH SUDAN, 800M runner James fled to a camp in Kenya at 13 to avoid being kidnapped by rebels who were forcibly recruiting child soldiers.
About 10,000 of them fled to a UN base, where still more were reported to be arriving.
Summary: 14,000 Christian families who fled to Arbil are in dire need of food and basic aid
Wang Guoqiang, who was the party secretary of Fengcheng city in Liaoning province, fled to the United States in April with his wife.
Estimates have it that some 95,000 have crossed from Lybia into Tunisia during the last ten days, with 25,000 more fled to Egypt, and tens of thousands more flocking to flee.
The Taliban had fled to undisclosed locations, but the authorities were looking for them, he added.
UNHCR has started to hand out tents, plastic sheets, blankets and other aid to those who fled to neighboring Hajja Province.Aa
AN American murder suspect who fled to Ireland to escape prosecution has finally been jailed.
The prime suspect in the killing of Joel Nubie, an 18-year-old shot dead in Handsworth in August 1997, fled to Jamaica a day later.