[ hahy-teyl ]
/ ˈhaɪˌteɪl /
verb (used without object) Informal.
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.
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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
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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