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We can never flee the misery that is within us.
Arthur Golden

Meaning of "flee" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD FLEE

Old English flēon; related to Old Frisian fliā, Old High German fliohan, Gothic thliuhan.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF FLEE

flee  [fliː] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FLEE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Flee is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb flee in English.

WHAT DOES FLEE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Flee

Flee is an album by British blues rock musician Jeremy Spencer credited as "The Jeremy Spencer Band", with particularly strong input from Michael Fogarty. Spencer had been a member of Fleetwood Mac from 1967–71, and this 1979 release was Spencer's third album apart from Fleetwood Mac, and his second recorded while a member of the Children of God.

Definition of flee in the English dictionary

The definition of flee in the dictionary is to run away from ; fly. Other definition of flee is to run or move quickly; rush; speed.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO FLEE

PRESENT

Present
I flee
you flee
he/she/it flees
we flee
you flee
they flee
Present continuous
I am fleeing
you are fleeing
he/she/it is fleeing
we are fleeing
you are fleeing
they are fleeing
Present perfect
I have fled
you have fled
he/she/it has fled
we have fled
you have fled
they have fled
Present perfect continuous
I have been fleeing
you have been fleeing
he/she/it has been fleeing
we have been fleeing
you have been fleeing
they have been fleeing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I fled
you fled
he/she/it fled
we fled
you fled
they fled
Past continuous
I was fleeing
you were fleeing
he/she/it was fleeing
we were fleeing
you were fleeing
they were fleeing
Past perfect
I had fled
you had fled
he/she/it had fled
we had fled
you had fled
they had fled
Past perfect continuous
I had been fleeing
you had been fleeing
he/she/it had been fleeing
we had been fleeing
you had been fleeing
they had been fleeing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will flee
you will flee
he/she/it will flee
we will flee
you will flee
they will flee
Future continuous
I will be fleeing
you will be fleeing
he/she/it will be fleeing
we will be fleeing
you will be fleeing
they will be fleeing
Future perfect
I will have fled
you will have fled
he/she/it will have fled
we will have fled
you will have fled
they will have fled
Future perfect continuous
I will have been fleeing
you will have been fleeing
he/she/it will have been fleeing
we will have been fleeing
you will have been fleeing
they will have been fleeing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would flee
you would flee
he/she/it would flee
we would flee
you would flee
they would flee
Conditional continuous
I would be fleeing
you would be fleeing
he/she/it would be fleeing
we would be fleeing
you would be fleeing
they would be fleeing
Conditional perfect
I would have flee
you would have flee
he/she/it would have flee
we would have flee
you would have flee
they would have flee
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been fleeing
you would have been fleeing
he/she/it would have been fleeing
we would have been fleeing
you would have been fleeing
they would have been fleeing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you flee
we let´s flee
you flee
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to flee
Past participle
fled
Present Participle
fleeing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FLEE


Ali
ˈɑːliː
boule
ˈbuːliː
Dili
ˈdiːliː
flea
fliː
fleur-de-lis
ˌflɜːdəˈliː
folie
fɒˈliː
formulae
ˈfɔːmjʊˌliː
galilee
ˈɡælɪˌliː
glee
ɡliː
henley
ˈhɛnliː
Holi
ˈhɒˌliː
jubilee
ˈdʒuːbɪˌliː
lea
liː
lee
liː
Leigh
liː
li
liː
Orly
ˈɔːliː
pili
pɪˈliː
plea
pliː
vali
vɑːˈliː

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FLEE

fledgy
fleece
fleece-lined
fleece-oh
fleeceless
fleecer
fleech
fleechment
fleecie
fleecier
fleeciest
fleecily
fleeciness
fleecy
fleein´
fleer
fleerer
fleeringly
fleet
fleet admiral

WORDS THAT END LIKE FLEE

allee
appellee
bailee
by the lee
callee
coulee
diamond jubilee
enrollee
gelee
golden jubilee
Hadlee
Klee
Malayalee
melee
parolee
silver jubilee
stylee
Tralee
Trincomalee
under the lee

Synonyms and antonyms of flee in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «FLEE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «flee» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of flee

Translation of «flee» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FLEE

Find out the translation of flee to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of flee from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «flee» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

逃跑
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

darse a la fuga
570 millions of speakers

English

flee
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पलायन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يَهْرُب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

спасаться бегством
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

fugir
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ভাগা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

fuir
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Melarikan diri
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

flüchten
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

逃げる
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

달아나다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nylametake
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chạy trốn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தப்பியோட
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पळून जा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kaçmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

scappare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

uciec
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

тікати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a fugi
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τρέπομαι σε φυγή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vlug
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

fly
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

flykte
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of flee

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FLEE»

The term «flee» is very widely used and occupies the 20.489 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FLEE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about flee

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10 QUOTES WITH «FLEE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word flee.
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Chris Adami
In the animal world, there are all kinds of behaviors that are binary: for example, to flee or to fight. In any evolutionary environment, knowing your opponent's decision would not be advantageous for long because your opponent would evolve the same recognition mechanism to also know you.
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Pietro Aretino
A high heart ought to bear calamities and not flee them, since in bearing them appears the grandeur of the mind and in fleeing them the cowardice of the heart.
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Karl Barth
Man can certainly flee from God... but he cannot escape him. He can certainly hate God and be hateful to God, but he cannot change into its opposite the eternal love of God which triumphs even in his hate.
4
Camille Claudel
It is in fact agreed that I am the plague, the cholera of the benevolent and generous men who are interested in art and that, when I show myself with my plasters, even the Emperor of the Sahara would flee.
5
Pierre Corneille
Flee an enemy who knows your weakness.
6
Kevin DeYoung
The mystery of the Christian life is that Christ expects us to flee sin and the devil, but does not expect us to rid ourselves of either on this side of glory. Repentance is a way of life, and so is the pursuit of godliness. I wish every Christian could be reminded of these two things.
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Barbara Ehrenreich
Individually the poor are not too tempting to thieves, for obvious reasons. Mug a banker and you might score a wallet containing a month's rent. Mug a janitor and you will be lucky to get away with bus fare to flee the crime scene.
8
Ferdowsi
How shall a man escape from that which is written; How shall he flee from his destiny?
9
John Gay
Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow thee.
10
Arthur Golden
We can never flee the misery that is within us.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FLEE»

Discover the use of flee in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to flee and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Flee
She's an elite spy, working for an agency so secret only three people know it exists.
J. A. Konrath, Ann Voss Peterson, 2012
2
Flee
They say that old habits die hard. I have to agree. Just look at my father. He still hasn't kicked the habit of abandoning me. But that's all right. Because if he can run...so can I.
Francine Pascal, 2012
3
Forced to Flee: Human Rights and Human Wrongs in Refugee ...
Author Peter W. Van Arsdale presents first-hand fieldwork conducted over a 30-year span in six refugee homelands ranging from Sudan to Bosnia.
Peter W. Van Arsdale, 2006
4
Flee the Captor
The story of John Henry Weidner, a hero of history's greatest holocaust, who saved the lives of 800 Jews, more than 100 Allied aviators, and many others who fled Nazism.
Herbert Ford, 1966
5
Flee The Darkness
In his first fiction thriller, prophecy expert and apologist Grant Jeffrey spins a chilling tale surrounding computer genius Daniel Prentice and a secret "millennium code.
Grant Jeffrey, 1999
6
Scamper and Flee
Ages 4-8.
Ellen Myers, 2006
7
Flee the Night
Too bad his heart won't stay out of the way. With a little girl's life and national secrets hanging in the balance, Jim and Lacey must trust God to help them flee the secrets of the night.
Susan May Warren, 2011
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Where Faintest Sunlights Flee: A Supernatural Thriller
WELCOME TO LETHE "EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED" EST. 1888 POP. 5897 In 1959, outside an old cemetery in a small Alabama town, two teenagers were found burned to death in their car.
Johnnie-Noel Brittain, 2003
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Flee 9-5: Get 6 - 7 Figures and Do What You Love
With this book in hand, you'll learn to use social media and modern marketing techniques to build a brand, create revenue streams, and earn a six- to seven-figure income.
Ben Angel, 2013
10
Flee to the Mountains: Book One of the Sanctuary Ranch Series
The United States is on the brink of chaos, with terrorism threats and the persecution of Christians continuing to escalate.
Donna J. Benson, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FLEE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term flee is used in the context of the following news items.
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Serbia's prime minister is forced to flee ceremony at Srebrenica's …
Tens of thousands of people gathered at a graveyard in Bosnia-Herzegovina yesterday to mark the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
More than a million flee as typhoon pounds China
BEIJING — A strong typhoon pounded the Chinese coast south of Shanghai on Saturday with strong winds and heavy rainfall, submerging ... «Toronto Star, Jul 15»
3
Wildfires: Whould homeowners fight or flee?
A fire fighter helps fight wildfire in the La Ronge, Sask. area, while a fire truck sprays water to dose the flames, on July 4, 2015. (Saskatchewan ... «CBC.ca, Jul 15»
4
Russian troops 'flee unit, fearing Ukraine deployment'
Dozens of Russian soldiers are facing trial for fleeing their unit, fearing deployment to Ukraine, a news site and a lawyer for five of the men said ... «Business Standard, Jul 15»
5
Mixed Feelings As More Britons Flee Tunisia
Many Brits forced to flee have openly expressed their dismay at having to cut short their holidays. "I'm very disappointed, I feel safe. I feel safer ... «Sky News, Jul 15»
6
UK Tells Brits to Flee Arab Spring Success Story Tunisia
Tunisia was where the legend of the Arab Spring began. Western leaders nauseatingly paid endless tribute to the illegal vendor who set ... «FrontPage Magazine, Jul 15»
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Woman hit and killed along Livingston Ave.; Drivers flee scene
COLUMBUS (WCMH) – A woman was killed overnight after being hit by two vehicles along East Livingston Avenue. According to Columbus ... «NBC4i.com, Jul 15»
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Suspect in Deadly DUI Crash Arrested Amid Plans to Flee, Police Say
Investigators received information that the defendant was planning to flee to Mexico, prompting the arrest warrant, Walker said. Palacios is now ... «Patch.com, Jul 15»
9
Popcorn fire forces 3000 to flee movie theaters in Orange
Around 3,000 moviegoers were evacuated from a theater complex in Orange as firefighters dealt with a small, non-injury fire. The fire was ... «MyNewsLA.com, Jul 15»
10
Tourists flee Tunisia after terror attack
Tourists flee Tunisia after terror attack. 4 minutes ago. share. BBC. Source: Tourists flee Tunisia after terror attack ... «TVNZ, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Flee [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/flee>. Aug 2019 ».
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