Complete Definition of "flee"

English
Etymology
OE. flēon

Pronunciation
IPA|/fliː/, SAMPA|/fli:/
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-iː|-iː
audio|en-us-flee.ogg|Audio (US)
Homophones: flea

Homonyms
flea

Verb
Category:English irregular verbs
en-verb|flees|fleeing|fled|fled

  1. intransitive To run away; to escape.

#:The prisoner tried to flee, but was caught by the guards.

  1. transitive To escape from.

#:Many people fled the country as war loomed.
#:Thousands of people moved northward trying to flee the drought.

Translations
trans-top|to run away; to escape
Danish: flygte
Finnish: paeta, karata
German: fliehen, miehen
Icelandic: flýja
trans-mid
Latin: fugere, terga vertere
Japanese: JAchar|逃げる (JAchar|にげる, nigeru)
Kurdish: KUchar|هه‌ڵاتن, KUchar|ده‌رپه‌ڕین
Swedish: fly
Welsh: ffoi
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trans-top|to escape from
Danish: flygte
Finnish: paeta, karata
Icelandic: flýja
trans-mid
Japanese: JAchar|逃げる (JAchar|にげる, nigeru)
Kurdish: KUchar|ڕاکردن
Swedish: fly
Welsh: ffoi
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ttbc|Dutch: vluchten, wegvluchten
ttbc|French: fuir
ttbc|German: fliehen (1), flüchten (1), vor (etwas) fliehen or flüchten (threat) (2), aus (etwas) fliehen or flüchten (location) (2), entfliehen (with dative) (2)
ttbc|Indonesian: minggat, lari|melarikan diri
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ttbc|Kurdish: revîn, bazdan
ttbc|Polish: uciekać
ttbc|Portuguese: fugir
ttbc|Romanian: scăpa
ttbc|Spanish: huir, fugarse
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Scots
Etymology
Old English flyge|flȳġe, fleoge|flēoge.

Noun
flee

  1. fly

Category:Scots nouns

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