High-tail



[hahy-teyl] /ˈhaɪˌteɪl/

verb (used without object), Informal.
1.
to go away or leave rapidly:
Last we saw of him, he was hightailing down the street.
Idioms
2.
hightail it, hurry; rush; scamper:
Hightail it down to the grocery store and buy some bread for lunch.
/ˈhaɪˌteɪl/
verb
1.
(intransitive) (informal, mainly US & Canadian) to go or move in a great hurry Also hightail it
v.

also hightail “move quickly,” attested by 1890, U.S. slang from cattle ranches (animals fleeing with elevated tails); from high (adj.) + tail (n.). Related: Hightailed; hightailing.

v,v phr

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