verb (used without object) Informal.
to go away or leave rapidly: Last we saw of him, he was hightailing down the street.
depart, gallop, bound, dash, course, escape, hie, hustle, canter, abscond, hotfoot, dart, decamp, bolt, hurry, flee, fly, career, flit, barrel
- highmore's body,
- hightail it,
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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Examples from the Web for hightail
The two hightail it out of there, but they ultimately get their pie and their happy ending, too.
A good dozen, however, saw what was happening in time to swerve their mounts and hightail it away.The Pirates of Ersatz|Murray Leinster
(intr) informal, mainly US and Canadian to go or move in a great hurryAlso: hightail it
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