flee
Pronunciation Verb

flee (flees, present participle fleeing; past fled, past participle fled)

  1. (intransitive) To run away; to escape.
    The prisoner tried to flee, but was caught by the guards.
  2. (transitive) To escape from.
    Many people fled the country as war loomed.
    Thousands of people moved northward trying to flee the drought.
  3. (intransitive) To disappear quickly; to vanish.
    Ethereal products flee once freely exposed to air.
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