v. fled (flĕd), flee·ing, flees
1. To run away, as from trouble or danger: fled from the house into the night.
2. To pass swiftly away; vanish: "of time fleeing beneath him" (William Faulkner).
To run away from: flee the scene of an accident.
[Middle English flen, from Old English flēon; see pleu- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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