flees; fled /ˈflɛd/; fleeing
1 [no object] : to run away from danger
They fled for their lives. [=they fled to save their lives]
The family fled from Nazi Germany to Britain in 1936.
2 [+ object] : to run away from (a place)
He was accused of trying to flee the scene of the accident.
Many people fled the city to escape the fighting.
He was forced to flee the country.