[ hahy-teyl ]
/ ˈhaɪˌteɪl /
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verb (used without object) Informal.
to go away or leave rapidly: Last we saw of him, he was hightailing down the street.
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Idioms about hightail
hightail it, Informal. hurry; rush; scamper: Hightail it down to the grocery store and buy some bread for lunch.
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How to use hightail in a sentence
When they arrived, High-Tail had made his third round of the corral, with Jimmy still attached to the rope.
So, as I was saying, we swipe two single-seaters from their trick airdrome and high-tail for the Russian front.Dave Dawson on the Russian Front|R. Sidney Bowen
You sap, get this air wagon hitting on everything it's got, and high tail for Truk yourself.Dave Dawson at Truk|Robert Sydney Bowen
Curly imparted a few particulars and rode away with a high tail.Curly|Roger Pocock
I jest held my loop in front of some carrots and High-Tail shoves his head into it.
British Dictionary definitions for hightail
/ (ˈhaɪˌteɪl) /
(intr) informal, mainly US and Canadian to go or move in a great hurryAlso: hightail it
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