To run away, as from danger or evil; to avoid in an alarmed or cowardly manner; to hasten off; -- usually with from. This is sometimes omitted, making the verb transitive.
- To run away, as from trouble or danger: fled from the house into the night.
- To pass swiftly away; vanish: "of time fleeing beneath him” ( William Faulkner).
- To run away from: flee the scene of an accident.