flee

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Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
flee

Third person singular
flees

Simple past
fled

Past participle
fled

Present participle
fleeing

  1. (intransitive) If you flee, you run away or escape.
    The prisoner tried to flee, but was caught by the guards.
  2. (transitive) If you flee a place, you escape from it.
    The culprit fled the crime scene.
    Millions of people fled the country during the war.