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 War, many young American men [fled] to Canada to avoid military service.
04. Hundreds of people are [fleeing] the area as the lava from the volcano approaches their village.
05. She broke into sobs, and [fled] from the room when she heard that her grandmother had died.
06. The students [fled] from the cafeteria when the young man burst in with a rifle in his hands.
07. They had to [flee] their country because of their religion.
08. The thief [fled] when he saw the police.
09. The man was arrested by police for [fleeing] the scene of a car accident.
10. There is a Hasidic proverb which states that while we pursue happiness, we [flee] from contentment.
11. Mainland China became the People's Republic of China on October 1, 1949, after the Communists took over, and the ruling government [fled] to the island of Taiwan.
12. From 1949 to 1962, Hong Kong absorbed more than one million refugees [fleeing] Communist China.
13. Ten million people [fled] from East to West Germany between 1945 and 1991.
14. The government of China has regarded Taiwan as a rebel province ever since the Nationalist army [fled] to the island after losing the civil war in 1949.
15. In 1962, an 18-year-old man became the first person to be shot and killed by East German guards for attempting to [flee] across the Berlin Wall.

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  • Flée — may refer to the following communes in France:* Flée, Côte d Or, in the Côte d Or department * Flée, Sarthe, in the Sarthe department * Dampierre et Flée, in the Côte d Or department * L Hôtellerie de Flée, in the Maine et Loire department * La… …   Wikipedia

  • 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 — 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 — [ 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

  • 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 — [fli:] v past tense and past participle fled [fled] [I and T] written [: Old English; Origin: flean] to leave somewhere very quickly, in order to escape from danger ▪ His attackers turned and fled. ▪ Masaari spent six months in prison before… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • flee — (v.) O.E. fleon take flight, fly from, avoid, escape (contracted class II strong verb; past tense fleah, pp. flogen), from P.Gmc. *thleukhanan (Cf. O.H.G. fliohan, O.N. flöja, O.Fris. flia, Du. vlieden, Ger. fliehen, Goth. þliuhan to flee ), of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • flee — flee·rish; flee; …   English syllables

  • flee — /flee/, v., fled, fleeing. v.i. 1. to run away, as from danger or pursuers; take flight. 2. to move swiftly; fly; speed. v.t. 3. to run away from (a place, person, etc.). [bef. 900; ME fleen, OE fleon; c. OHG flichan (G fliehen), Goth thliuhan;… …   Universalium

  • flee — fly, Cscape, decamp, abscond Analogous words: evade, elude, avoid, Cscape …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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