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flight

n. running away or hiding by a person officially accused of a crime with the apparent intent of avoiding arrest or prosecution.

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Wearing T-shirts Rick Miller designed, the brothers took flight with both parents with them in spirit, he said.
The previous record was 1,218 drones in the air which took flight last December 2017.
Like a modern cat, it may have stalked and pounced on birds before its meals took flight.
Stan has led falconry experts on a frustrating search through Warwickshire - and they caught up with him in Leamington and Southam, coming tantalisingly close to catching him and taking home, before he took flight again.
JetSuite was created in 2006 and first took flight in early 2009.
The SpaceX company's Falcon 9 rocket took flight from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 3.44am local time yesterday, launching a new era of spaceflight.
The persons who were aboard the vehicle took flight and are currently wanted.
The bullet passed straight through his buttocks before the criminals panicked and took flight.
The two helicopters entered from Afghanistan and took flight over the Syed Gai an area of Waziristan.
Startled-- the small bird took flight. With a flash of white it alighted nearby.