flee

(redirected from fled)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Idioms, Wikipedia.

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
References in classic literature ?
In the afternoon, Hair-Face and his wife fled out from among the trees to the east, passed us, and were gone.
He backed away from me, as I advanced, and at last turned and fled into the wood--whither, it is not given to me to know.
Kinoos was unafraid, but the sight of them was a hurt to his eyes; so we fled on and on, through the seas and years, till we came to the Great Fog Sea, Negore, of which thou hast heard, but which thou hast never seen.
So he fled away from the sea, up the great, strange Yukon, even to Nulato, and I fled with him.
Nay, strange brother," Negore answered, "I know not the way my people are gone, for I was sick, and they fled so fast my legs gave out from under me, and I fell behind.
But although Cathullin fled, between Fingal and Swaran battle was renewed till darkness fell.
The warriors of Swaran fled then, pursued by the sons of Fingal, till the hero bade the fighting cease, and darkness once more fell over the dreadful field.
Tantor, the elephant, who could have turned and scattered his adversaries with a single charge, fled like a frightened deer--fled toward a hideous, torturing death.
To right and left the blacks fled, screaming in terror.
Manama: The Kuwaiti consulate in Arbil in northern Iraq has offered humanitarian aid to Christian families who had fled from Nineveh.
One in every eight Syrians has fled across the border, fully a million people more than a year ago.
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) spokesman Adrian Edwards told reporters in Geneva that 4,000 people had fled to Cameroon since mid-January, and 1,500 to Niger.