Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

flee

flee
Meaning(s)
1) run away from (a dangerous situation)
  • How to MemorizePopularity MediumProfessional MediumSocial
    • flee from danger
  • Analysis
    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)
    1. The product's faulty parts and poor design caused potential investors to flee.
    2. The civilians fled from danger when the fighting resumed.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. The product's faulty parts and poor design caused potential investors to flee.
    2. Staff retention is a huge issue some of our top talent has fled the company to work for competitors.
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