HyperDic: take_flight

English > 1 sense of the expression take flight:
VERBmotiontake flight, flee, flyrun away quickly
English > take flight: 1 sense > verb 1, motion
Meaningrun away quickly.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsflee, fly
Narrowerabscond, bolt, absquatulate, decamp, run off, go off, make offrun away
breakmake a rupture in the ranks of the enemy or one's own by quitting or fleeing
defect, desertdesert (a cause, a country or an army) , often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or army
elope, run offrun away secretly with one's beloved
escape, get away, break looserun away from confinement
high-tail, hightailretreat / retreat at full speed
stampederun away in a stampede / stampede
Broaderscat, run, scarper, turn tail, lam, run away, hightail it, bunk, head for the hills, take to the woods, escape, fly the coop, break awayflee
Spanishecharse el pollo, escapar, evadir, fugarse, huir, volar
Catalananar-se'n, escapar, escapolir-se, evadir-se, evadir, fugir, tocar el dos, volar

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