verb (used without object), fled [fled], /flɛd/, flee·ing.
verb (used with object), fled, flee·ing.
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Origin of flee
OTHER WORDS FROM fleeoutflee, verb (used with object), out·fled, out·flee·ing.un·flee·ing, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH fleeflea, flee
Example sentences from the Web for flee
That morning, as the wind picked up, Mitali Mondol and her husband, Animesh, fled their house, leaving behind everything they owned.
Like the thousands of individuals and families fleeing conditions in Central America, they enter the United States from Mexico.
Students and professors alike fled the city, and Newton returned home for the ensuing year, until the danger had passed.Historical detectives discover more first editions of Isaac Newton’s Principia|Jennifer Ouellette|November 11, 2020|Ars Technica
Responding to a report of a vehicle crash, police located juveniles who fled the scene and determined that the vehicle was stolen from Fairfax County.
When the clerk pulled out a knife, the male fled empty-handed.
But he loses his backpack in the process and it stays with the cops as he flees down the walkway toward Brooklyn.
Rick flees the underworld, in this case the prison, and returns to the world as a hero.The Walking Dead’s Luke Skywalker: Rick Grimes Is the Perfect Modern-Day Mythical Hero|Regina Lizik|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To try to find some happy ending, in a way, falsifies, flees from the reality.Ron Rosenbaum on Hitler, Hollywood, and Quantifying Evil|William O’Connor|July 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Birds do it, bees do it, even educated flees do it—thousands and thousands and thousands of times a day.
In the wild, killer whales vie for dominance but the subdominant animal then flees the scene and the conflict subsides.‘Blackfish’ Director: Killer Whales Don’t Belong in Captivity|Gabriela Cowperthwaite|October 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
To him who flees love, its nature is explicable; to you, who are still under its influence, it remains a riddle.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems|Geoffrey Chaucer
When a dog flees without yelping he's a badly frightened creature.In Search of the Unknown|Robert W. Chambers
Oswald rises quickly, his face full of horror, and flees in the direction of the Abbey, coughing violently.
The crowd flees, leaving Jardin holding the dwarf by the collar standing in the road.
Primitive man flees from the corpse—indeed, even from those who are sick, if he sees that death is approaching.Elements of Folk Psychology|Wilhelm Wundt