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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References in classic literature ?
He read only fear and panic from the sounds, deduced that the village was fleeing to its mountain fastnesses, but did not know the cause of the flight.
Mushtaq was fleeing to Dubai from Lahore via PIA flight 203.
Clashes between government troops and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) around a village in Mogaung Township, Kachin State, have sent more than 800 people fleeing to the nearby town of Namti, in the latest bout of fighting to affect the region.
Residents of Qara Qosh, east of the militant-held city of Mosul in Nineveh province, left in a rush and had little time to take their possessions, with most fleeing to the Kurdish regional capital Arbil, the UNHCR said.
Aggravated Fleeing 316.1935(4)(a) 28.84 Fleeing to Elude LEO 316.1935(1) 28.6 Leaving Scene of 316.027(1)(b) 28.4 Accident Involving Death Leaving Scene of 316.027(1)(a) 28.4 Accident Involving Injury Fleeing to 316.1935(3)(b) 28.81 Elude LEO Fleeing to 316.1935(3)(a) 28.8 Elude LEO Fleeing to 316.1935(2) 28.7 Elude LEO Reckless 316.192 28.5 Driving
What would they recommend as a better way to have kept East Germans from fleeing to the West?
Beijing, which views North Koreans fleeing to China as economic migrants and not refugees, has in the past sent back asylum seekers to the North, where they are feared to face persecution.
In 1935, an editorial in The Daily Mail speculated on the dangers of accepting Jews fleeing to Britain from Nazi oppression: `By offering sanctuary to all who cared to come, the floodgates would be opened, and we would be inundated by thousands seeking a home.' Nor, to be fair, is this attitude a purely European phenomenon.
The highlanders from the various tribal groups collectively known as Montagnards have been fleeing to Cambodia since March this year, apparently due to conflicts with Vietnamese authorities concerning land and other issues.