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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
References in periodicals archive ?
Tiphaine Karsenti and Alain Brunn contrast Horace's famous flight in battle with another instance in act IV in which he flees his wife Sabine and her demands that he kill her.
Thus there are three cases of flight described or enacted in the fourth act of Horace: Horace flees the Curiace brothers in the first instance and his wife in the third.
But it also means permitting illegal Mexican immigrants to flee south in search of refuge after committing murder or similar violent crimes in this country.
"I keep a careful eye on crime reports in the newspapers here in California, and there are several incidents of this kind every single week--crimes ranging from child abuse to murder that involve illegals who flee to Mexico.
Traditionally, law enforcement authorities seek to extradite Mexican national fugitives who flee the United States to evade justice and take refuge in Mexico.
Mexican officials emphasize that their government does not intend to provide a safe haven for violent fugitives and will not allow Mexican nationals to flee with impunity from the criminal prosecution of any country's jurisdiction.
A minor character, Yusra Tawfiq, provides yet another example of Karim's defeatism and his inclination to flee from confrontation.
Likewise, an individual who unexplainedly flees upon noticing a police officer normally arouses a suspicion of criminal activity.
Gabe grows up in Hungary during the years of the Depression, World War 2 and the Russian occupation, but his dream is to flee to freedom.