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1. flee

verb. ['ˈfliː'] run away quickly.

Synonyms

  • scarper
  • stampede
  • take to the woods
  • head for the hills
  • high-tail
  • run
  • absquatulate
  • decamp
  • run away
  • elope
  • take flight
  • fly the coop
  • defect
  • run off
  • hightail it
  • bunk
  • bolt
  • go off
  • get away
  • escape
  • turn tail
  • make off
  • desert
  • scat
  • break away
  • break loose
  • fly
  • break
  • lam

Antonyms

  • linger
  • refrain
  • stand still
  • ebb

Etymology

  • fleon (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Flee

  • kagarlitsky
  • sffed
  • directv
  • cacld
  • branitzky
  • awb
  • woodmansee
  • u_s_m_c
  • mitcheltree
  • knbc
  • hardigree
  • hardegree
  • hammontree
  • franchisee
  • bourgeoisie
  • yangtze
  • st_marie
  • signori
  • resignee
  • powerpc
  • ocheltree
  • nyet
  • mckelvie
  • licensee
  • lapd
  • interviewee
  • inductee
  • hohensee
  • hnat
  • gymboree

How do you pronounce flee?

Pronounce flee as fli.

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Sentences with flee


1. Verb, base form
Their sudden size increase is sometimes all it takes to get their predators to flee.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Pigmy rattlesnakes do not usually sound their rattles defensively, instead preferring to remain camouflaged or flee.

Quotes about flee


1. In prehistoric times, mankind often had only two choices in crisis situations: fight or flee. In modern times, humor offers us a third alternative; fight, flee - or laugh.
- Robert Orben

2. Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!
- Bob Marley

3. The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents... some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the light into the peace and safety of a new Dark Age.
- H.P. Lovecraft

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