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flee from (someone or something)

To run away from or escape someone or something. The thieves fled from the security guard but were caught by officers arriving on the scene. Shrieking, we fled from the swarm of bees.
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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: flee, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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First and foremost, it is morally unacceptable for a male to flee a confrontation with another male.
Harry and Flee, who are distant cousins, got together after he finally split from on-off girlfriend Chelsy Davy in May.
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The police said they found an instrument used to break open door locks in a coat discarded by the injured man as he attempted to flee.
But he had to flee again when mortar shells started landing there.
The rich may migrate; the poor flee for their lives.
Manager of Ramzan Sugar Mills and front man of Sharif family Mohammad Mushtaq Cheeni has been arrested at Lahore Airport in an attempt to flee to Dubai from Lahore.
Nobody can force me flee,' was how Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) President Asaduddin Owaisi reacted to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's comment that if BJP comes to power in the Telangana, Owaisi will have to flee.
Meanwhile, Attock police claimed to have arrested an under-trial prisoner who managed to flee from district courts complex last Saturday.
The encounter took place near Saeedabad Mobile Market when gunmen riding a motorbike tried to flee after looting a mobile shop.
In the Southeastern province of Tanganyika, clashes between Bantus and Pygmies have also forced thousands to flee, as has the long-running violence in the Kivu region, according to the Norwegian Refugee Council, an NGO.
"When journalists flee, their absence often weakens the besieged media community already struggling to provide insightful reporting about sensitive issues." Most of the journalists from Eritrea and Ethiopia fled in fear of imprisonment, according to the report.
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Summary: The "radical preacher" once described as Osama bin Laden's "ambassador to Europe" plans to flee his legal troubles in the United Kingdom and head for Lebanon, British press reports say.
The United Nations yesterday called on Tamil Tiger rebels to let tens of thousands of civilians flee an area in Sri Lanka that has been battered by heavy fighting.