flee

Meaning(s)

1. run away from (a dangerous situation)

Popularity

Medium

Professional

Medium

Social

Check Icon How to Memorize

flee from danger

Check Icon 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'.

Check Icon 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.

Check Icon 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.

Check Icon Further Suggestions

a safe haven

Related Links