flee  /fli/  verb

1 [no object] : to run away from danger

  • They fled for their lives.
  • The family fled from Nazi Germany to Britain in 1936.

2 [+ object] : to run away from (a place)

  • He was accused of trying to flee the scene of the accident.
  • Many people fled the city to escape the fighting.
  • He was forced to flee the country.
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