- to go away or leave rapidly: Last we saw of him, he was hightailing down the street.
- hightail it, hurry; rush; scamper: Hightail it down to the grocery store and buy some bread for lunch.
Origin of hightail
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- (intr) informal, mainly US and Canadian to go or move in a great hurryAlso: hightail it
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