• (British, America) enPR: hīʹtāl, IPA: /ˈhaɪ.teɪl/

hightail (hightails, present participle hightailing; past and past participle hightailed); usually with it; see hightail it.

  1. (usually, transitive) To move at full speed, especially in retreat.
    He hightailed it toward town.
    I want you to hightail your butt out of there before they come back.
    As soon as she arrived, I hightailed out of there.

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