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flee

verb abandon, abscond, absent oneself, clear out, decamp, desert, disappear, effugere, escape, evacuate, evade, fly, fugam petere, hasten away, hide, make an escape, make off, play truant, remove oneself, retire, retreat, run, run away, run off, take flight, take to one's heels, withdraw
Associated concepts: flee from creditors, flee from justice, unlawful flight to avoid prosecution
See also: abscond, depart, disappear, elude, escape, evacuate, evade, leave, move, quit, retreat
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Later IG Islamabad Spokesman told that accused were not fled from CIA, but were shifted to another police station for investigation.
POPOLE MISENGA, 24, DR CONGO, JUDO Popole was nine when he fled fighting in Kisingani and, like Yolande, then discovered judo.
BEIRUT: Supporters of the Syrian government have created a Facebook page that they vow will expose people who have fled the country for comfort abroad, focusing their rage on the children of state officials.
Wang Guoqiang, who was the party secretary of Fengcheng city in Liaoning province, fled to the United States in April with his wife.
Police closed down streets in the area moments after Lemke allegedly fled - because an area resident had fired gunshots in the area around that same time.
In Dekwaneh also, two unidentified men intercepted a BMW car at gun point and fled away with his car as well as $2,000 in cash.
The study, released Wednesday, revealed that more than half of those journalists fled Iraq and Somalia.
Daniel Perez, captured last year, fled the country while on trial for the kidnapping and attempted murder of his wife, then for killing her father in 1999.
Why do you think slaves in Georgia and Texas fled to those places?
Combs fled from Lazares, but he would not be deterred: he broke through two more doors inside the house in an attempt to get at her.
Seven-year-old Dinakaran didn't understand the tsunami alarm, and sought shelter too close to the shoreline--but Selvakumar would not let him hide, barking and insisting that he flee toward the hill where his mother and father fled.
Katz and his family fled their home town but could not get out of the country in time.