flee from


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  • flee from — index avoid (evade), eschew Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • flee from justice — v. For someone who has committed a crime to leave home or the jurisdiction where the crime was committed in order to avoid arrest. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …   Law dictionary

  • flee from justice — Removing one s self from or secreting one s self within jurisdiction wherein offense was committed to avoid arrest; or leaving one s home, residence, or known place of abode, or concealing one s self therein, with intent, in either case, to avoid …   Black's law dictionary

  • flee — I verb abandon, abscond, absent oneself, clear out, decamp, desert, disappear, effugere, escape, evacuate, evade, fly, fugam petere, hasten away, hide, make an escape, make off, play truant, remove oneself, retire, retreat, run, run away, run off …   Law dictionary

  • flee — meaning ‘to run away, escape’ is most often used in its past tense fled. Flee has a somewhat literary or romantic flavour: • The fourteenth Dalai Lama…has lived in exile in the Indian Himalayas since 1959, when Khamba rebels persuaded him to flee …   Modern English usage

  • flee — 01. Thousands of refugees are [fleeing] the area, and the U.N. is afraid war is about to break out. 02. Women [fleeing] an abusive relationship are encouraged to contact the Ministry of Human Resources for help and support. 03. During the Vietnam …   Grammatical examples in English

  • flee — [[t]fli͟ː[/t]] ♦♦♦ flees, fleeing, fled VERB: no passive If you flee from something or someone, or flee a person or thing, you escape from them. [WRITTEN] He slammed the bedroom door behind him and fled... [V prep/adv] In 1984 he fled to Costa… …   English dictionary

  • flee — v. (D; intr.) to flee from; to * * * [fliː] to (D; intr.) to flee from …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Flee — (fl[=e]), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Fled} (fl[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Fleeing}.] [OE. fleon, fleen, AS. fle[ o]n (imperf. fle[ a]h); akin to D. vlieden, OHG. & OS. fliohan, G. fliehen, Icel. fl[=y]ja (imperf. fl[=y][eth]i), Dan. flye, Sw. fly (imperf …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flee — [ fli ] (past tense and past participle fled [ fled ] ) verb intransitive or transitive ** to escape from a dangerous situation or place very quickly: Earthquake victims have been forced to flee their homes. Police caught up with one of the gang …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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