simple past tense and past participle of .
verb (used without object), fled, fleeing.
to run away, as from danger or pursuers; take .
to move swiftly; ; speed.
verb (used with object), fled, fleeing.
to run away from (a place, person, etc.).
the past tense and past participle of flee1
verb flees, fleeing, fled
to run away from (a place, danger, etc); fly: to flee the country
(intransitive) to run or move quickly; rush; speed: she fled to the door
a Scot word for fly1
a Scot word for fly2
past tense and past participle of flee (q.v.).
Old English fleon “take flight, fly from, avoid, escape” (contracted class II strong verb; past tense fleah, past participle flogen), from Proto-Germanic *thleukhanan (cf. Old High German fliohan, Old Norse flöja, Old Frisian flia, Dutch vlieden, German fliehen, Gothic þliuhan “to flee”), of unknown origin. Not found outside Germanic.
Weak past tense and past participle fled emerged Middle English, under influence of Scandinavian. Old English had a transitive form, geflieman “put to flight,” which came in handy in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. Related: Fleeing.
[German dee fley-duh r-mous; English dee fley-der-mous] /German di ˈfleɪ dərˌmaʊs; English di ˈfleɪ dərˌmaʊs/ noun 1. an opera (1874) by Johann Strauss, Jr.
[flej] /flɛdʒ/ verb (used with object), fledged, fledging. 1. to bring up (a young bird) until it is able to fly. 2. to furnish with or as if with feathers or plumage. 3. to provide (an arrow) with feathers. verb (used without object), fledged, fledging. 4. (of a young bird) to acquire the feathers necessary […]
[flejd] /flɛdʒd/ adjective 1. having the plumage or feathers necessary for flight. 2. having the characteristics of maturity. [flej] /flɛdʒ/ verb (used with object), fledged, fledging. 1. to bring up (a young bird) until it is able to fly. 2. to furnish with or as if with feathers or plumage. 3. to provide (an arrow) […]
[flej-ling] /ˈflɛdʒ lɪŋ/ noun 1. a young bird just . 2. an inexperienced person. adjective 3. young, new, or inexperienced: a fledgling diver. /ˈflɛdʒlɪŋ/ noun 1. a young bird that has just fledged 2. 1830 (adj.), 1846 as a noun meaning “young bird,” from fledge + diminutive suffix -ling. Of persons, from 1856. fledgling (flěj’lĭng) […]