Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
1) run away from (a dangerous situation)
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flee from danger
To 'flee' is a verb meaning to run away from or escape a place usually because it is dangerous or poses a threat. "Hundreds of people were forced to flee the area when a fire gripped the surrounding forest." "He fled Syria to escape the war." This is a more formal way of saying 'run away from'.
Social Examples (Advance)
The product's faulty parts and poor designcaused potential investors to flee.
Thecivilians fled from dangerwhen the fighting resumed.
Professional Examples (Advance)
The product's faulty parts and poor design caused potential investors to flee.
Staff retention is a huge issuesome of our top talenthas fled the company to work for competitors.
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