flee


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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 ?
When he reached a point well above the village street he made a great commotion, shaking the tree violently, crying aloud to the panther to flee or be killed, and punctuating his own voice with the screams and mouthings of an angry beast.
But little did she realize, even then, as she hid the Manuscript and prepared to flee, how terrible had been the breakdown of the Second Revolt.
Flee thither, where a rough, strong breeze bloweth!
The Prince and Flee managed a handful of clandestine dates after they met through mutual friends last summer.
They both enjoyed themselves but Flee wasn't interested in taking things further.
The 23 were arrested and found to be in possession of a large sum in foreign currency as they tried to flee the country on January 14, the day Ben Ali and his wife fled into exile in Saudi Arabia following a weeks-long popular revolt.
Police were able to arrest him when he tried to flee the country after discovering his visa had expired.
They were forced to abandon their car about a mile away and flee on foot.
Slaves did indeed flee for freedom, most on their own steam.
Not only did young men flee the missions, but their women also.
It reveals how conflict causes people to flee homes, friends and family to seek sanctuary in other countries, such as Wales.
The first suspect then attempted to flee on foot as well.
Traditionally, law enforcement authorities seek to extradite Mexican national fugitives who flee the United States to evade justice and take refuge in Mexico.
A man who punched a police officer and attempted to flee to avoid being questioned Friday on a Tokyo street was seriously injured after being shot in the back by the officer.
But, in Uganda, there is no sanctuary--no place to flee to--no village, town, or city free of AIDS.