Need another word that means the same as “flee”? Find 29 synonyms and 30 related words for “flee” in this overview.
The synonyms of “Flee” are: fly, take flight, run, run away, run off, make a run for it, run for it, be gone, make off, take off, take to one's heels, make a break for it, bolt, beat a retreat, beat a hasty retreat, make a quick exit, make one's getaway, escape, absent oneself, make oneself scarce, abscond, head for the hills, do a disappearing act, run away from, leave abruptly, leave hastily, escape from, leave, decamp
Flee as a Verb
Definitions of "Flee" as a verb
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “flee” as a verb can have the following definitions:
- Run away from a place or situation of danger.
- Run away from (someone or something.
- Run away quickly.
Synonyms of "Flee" as a verb (29 Words)
|abscond||Run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along.|
The barman absconded with a week s takings.
|absent oneself||Go away or leave.|
|be gone||Form or compose.|
|beat a hasty retreat||Indicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks.|
|beat a retreat||Glare or strike with great intensity.|
|bolt||Secure or lock with a bolt.|
New benefits have been bolted on to the social security system.
|decamp||Run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along.|
The armies of both chiefs had decamped.
|do a disappearing act||Create or design, often in a certain way.|
|escape||Escape potentially unpleasant consequences get away with a forbidden action.|
The name escaped him.
|escape from||Be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by.|
|fly||Cause to fly or float.|
All nations fly their flags in front of the U N.
|head for the hills||Travel in front of; go in advance of others.|
|leave||Leave behind unintentionally.|
Leave the flowers that you see in the park behind.
|leave abruptly||Go and leave behind, either intentionally or by neglect or forgetfulness.|
|leave hastily||Remove oneself from an association with or participation in.|
|make a break for it||Cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner.|
|make a quick exit||Gather and light the materials for.|
|make a run for it||Make, formulate, or derive in the mind.|
|make off||Form by assembling individuals or constituents.|
|make one's getaway||Make, formulate, or derive in the mind.|
|make oneself scarce||Institute, enact, or establish.|
|run||Move about freely and without restraint or act as if running around in an uncontrolled way.|
Does this old car still run well.
|run away||Move along, of liquids.|
|run away from||Direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.|
|run for it||Change or be different within limits.|
|run off||Be affected by; be subjected to.|
|take flight||Take something or somebody with oneself somewhere.|
|take off||Be a student of a certain subject.|
|take to one's heels||Interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression.|
Usage Examples of "Flee" as a verb
- He was forced to flee the country.
- To escape the fighting, his family fled from their village.
Associations of "Flee" (30 Words)
|apophasis||Mentioning something by saying it will not be mentioned.|
|asylum||A shelter from danger or hardship.|
We provide asylum for those too ill to care for themselves.
|avoid||Refrain from certain foods or beverages.|
Gerard avoided meeting his eye.
|bypass||An alternative channel created during a bypass operation.|
I had a bypass last year so have been building up my strength.
|circumvent||Avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues.|
He s circumvented her with some of his stories.
|deflect||Draw someone’s attention away from something.|
She refused to be deflected from anything she had set her mind on.
|deviant||A deviant person or thing.|
|dodge||Move quickly to one side or out of the way.|
Adam dodged between the cars.
|elude||Escape from or avoid (a danger, enemy, or pursuer), typically in a skilful or cunning way.|
The logic of this eluded most people.
|emigration||Migration from a place (especially migration from your native country in order to settle in another.|
Mass emigration from Ireland to the United States.
|escape||Be incomprehensible to escape understanding by.|
He could think of no way of escape short of rudeness.
|escaped||Having escaped especially from confinement.|
|eschew||Deliberately avoid using; abstain from.|
He appealed to the crowd to eschew violence.
|evade||Escape, either physically or mentally.|
This difficult idea seems to evade her.
|exodus||A mass departure of people.|
The annual exodus of sun seeking Canadians to Florida.
|haven||An inlet providing shelter for ships or boats; a harbour or small port.|
A haven for wildlife.
|horrified||Stricken with horror.|
The horrified spectators.
|influx||An arrival or entry of large numbers of people or things.|
A massive influx of tourists.
|migrant||Habitually moving from place to place especially in search of seasonal work.|
|ostracize||Expel from a community or group.|
Ever since I spoke up my colleagues ostracize me.
|parry||An act of parrying something.|
The swords clashed in a parry.
|persecution||The act of persecuting (especially on the basis of race or religion.|
Her family fled religious persecution.
|refugee||An exile who flees for safety.|
A refugee camp.
|run||The act of running traveling on foot at a fast pace.|
The coach put great emphasis on running.
|sanctuary||Area around the altar of a church for the clergy and choir; often enclosed by a lattice or railing.|
A donkey sanctuary.
|shambles||A state of total disorder.|
My career was in a shambles.
|shun||Avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of.|
He shunned fashionable society.
|sidestep||A step to one side (as in boxing or dancing.|
He neatly sidestepped the questions about riots.
|undiagnosed||Not diagnosed or having been subject to diagnosis.|
Some patients have diseases that go undiagnosed and therefore untreated.
|veer||An offensive play using a modified T-formation with a split backfield, which allows the quarterback the option of passing to the fullback, pitching to a running back, or running with the ball.|
The wind veered.