Synonyms for flee
|Grammar : Verb|
|Spell : flee|
|Phonetic Transcription : fli|
Top 10 synonyms for flee Other synonyms for the word flee
- beat a hasty retreat
- cut and run
- cut out
- fly the coop
- get away
- get the hell out
- make a getaway
- make off
- make one's escape
- make oneself scarce
- make quick exit
- make tracks
- step on it
- step on the gas
- take a hike
- take flight
Définition of fleeOrigin :
- Old English fleon "take flight, fly from, avoid, escape" (contracted class II strong verb; past tense fleah, past participle flogen), from Proto-Germanic *thleukhanan (cf. Old High German fliohan, Old Norse flöja, Old Frisian flia, Dutch vlieden, German fliehen, Gothic þliuhan "to flee"), of unknown origin. Not found outside Germanic.
- Weak past tense and past participle fled emerged Middle English, under influence of Scandinavian. Old English had a transitive form, geflieman "put to flight," which came in handy in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. Related: Fleeing.
- verb run away to escape
- Already the inward monitor was whispering to her, "Arise, flee for your life!"
- Extract from : « Harriet, The Moses of Her People » by Sarah H. Bradford
- In this house the cook must have been in the kitchen, just ready to go to work when he had to flee.
- Extract from : « Buried Cities: Pompeii, Olympia, Mycenae » by Jennie Hall
- To flee away swiftly had been well within his right, had been almost a duty.
- Extract from : « Casanova's Homecoming » by Arthur Schnitzler
- Finally a revolt broke out, and the emperor was obliged to flee.
- Extract from : « The Chinese Fairy Book » by Various
- It's my basket they'll be wantin', no me; and i' this drift, basket may flee but it winna float!'
- Extract from : « Heather and Snow » by George MacDonald
- O shame upon the nameless knight, to flee where a woman fought!
- Extract from : « Y Gododin » by Aneurin
- There are some natures, I believe, which after a shock turn and flee from the shocking agent.
- Extract from : « The First Violin » by Jessie Fothergill
- Under pressure my body reacts, preparing me to fight or flee.
- Extract from : « The Issahar Artifacts » by Jesse Franklin Bone
- She seemed so strange to him that he now could not be induced to flee.
- Extract from : « Nana, The Miller's Daughter, Captain Burle, Death of Olivier Becaille » by Emile Zola
- He shook his long black arms at the couple and made them flee.
- Extract from : « Abbe Mouret's Transgression » by Emile Zola
Antonyms for flee
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