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Language: Old English
Origin: flean

flee

verb
     
flee past tense and past participle fled [intransitive and transitive] written
to leave somewhere very quickly, in order to escape from danger:
His attackers turned and fled.
Masaari spent six months in prison before fleeing the country.
flee to/from/into
Many German artists fled to America at the beginning of World War II.

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