verb (used without object), fled, flee·ing.
verb (used with object), fled, flee·ing.
Origin of flee
Examples from the Web for flee
Many more illegal migrants face labor trafficking in Europe as they flee the conflict regions of North Africa and the Middle East.ISIS, Boko Haram, and the Growing Role of Human Trafficking in 21st Century Terrorism|Louise I. Shelley|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As a cafe in Sydney, Australia came under siege by a hostage-taking gunman on Monday, those nearby attempted to flee the area.
But, in Jamaica, Maurice Tomlinson was forced to flee his country after his marriage to his Canadian husband made front-page news.A Quorum For Change: The Fight For Global LGBT Equality|Justin Jones|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Within two years, fighting was so bad, she was forced to flee.Death Metal Angola: Heavy Metal in War-Torn Africa|Nina Strochlic|November 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In October, demonstrators—some violent—forced the longtime president to flee the country, leaving it under military rule.
Linkin ses "they are like to Paddy's flee, when you git where they are they ain't ther."
And then, you have always been all powerful, and never had to give over your plans and flee.The Voodoo Gold Trail|Walter Walden
When we are persecuted in one city Scripture advises us to flee to another.The Fugitives|R.M. Ballantyne
But there was one of all that gang who did not flee, and that was the valiant hound.Frontier Boys in Frisco|Wyn Roosevelt
Though of brave spirit, they feared, and could but flee before, the anger of the law.The Fifth of November|Charles S. Bentley
British Dictionary definitions for flee (1 of 2)
verb flees, fleeing or fled
Word Origin for flee
British Dictionary definitions for flee (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for flee
Old English fleon "take flight, fly from, avoid, escape" (contracted class II strong verb; past tense fleah, past participle flogen), from Proto-Germanic *thleukhanan (cf. Old High German fliohan, Old Norse flöja, Old Frisian flia, Dutch vlieden, German fliehen, Gothic þliuhan "to flee"), of unknown origin. Not found outside Germanic.
Weak past tense and past participle fled emerged Middle English, under influence of Scandinavian. Old English had a transitive form, geflieman "put to flight," which came in handy in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. Related: Fleeing.