Translation of flee in Spanish:

flee

huir, v.

Pronunciation /fli//fliː/

intransitive verb

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    huir
    escapar
    darse a la fuga
    to flee from sb/sth huir / escapar de algn/algo
    • to flee to sth/sb
    • they fled to safety/shelter corrieron a ponerse a salvo/a refugiarse
    • the little girl fled to her mother la niña corrió hacia su madre
    • The militants also fired few shots to scare the villagers and later fled from the spot.
    • The family fled to Britain, where they were given refuge at Chadderton town hall.
    • A Leigh man accused of burglary fled from a police station after being charged.
    • With little choice but to escape again, Bers fled to Paris where his daughter Ruth was born.
    • He fled from the scene on Whetley Hill but later gave himself up to police.
    • All their neighbours had fled from that place even before the arrival of the rioters.
    • He fled to West Germany but, with no work and no friends, he decided to return.
    • Arrested in France on the orders of British intelligence, he then fled to Switzerland.
    • Managing to struggle free, the terrified woman fled to a nearby school before calling police.
    • Before the blaze could take hold Fisher put it out and then fled from the premises before the police arrived.
    • A woman and her children fled from a house and took refuge in a nearby shop when a man in the house brandished a bread knife.
    • Workers at a Bolton dairy engineers fled to safety when a gas cylinder exploded in the welding shop today.
    • All three men then fled to Argentina, establishing a route for others to follow.
    • Smith said that he found out where the villagers had fled to in Serbia and went there to try to persuade them to return.
    • It was during one of these visits that she allegedly snatched her son and fled to Mexico.
    • Before they could be rehoused elsewhere in the city, the family fled to London.
    • For 18 months they were happy, but there was more trouble and she fled to another refuge.
    • When she was eight, her mother fled to a refuge taking Margie and her four siblings with her.
    • He fled to Germany, was jailed there and then extradited to Florida where he spent a few months in jail.
    • Thousands of Arab refugees fled to Lebanon and Jordan, and some were forcibly evicted.

transitive verb

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    (place/person/danger) huir de
    to flee the country huir del país
    • Half the population of nearly five million people were forced to flee their homes.
    • The three men flee the country to an undisclosed location before they can be returned to prison.
    • Urged on by Molly, the girls flee the settlement and begin their perilous journey.
    • The owner has also handed his passport to the workers' union as a guarantee he will not flee the country.
    • More are forced to flee their homes because of armed violence.
    • They said they would see how the trial went and if it went against them, would flee the country.
    • He grew up as a cringing youth, and eventually became a bank robber and had to flee the country.
    • Despite attempts at compromise Louis 16th was tried after attempting to flee the country.
    • Tens of thousands of Iran's professional and middle classes were expelled or forced to flee the country.
    • His trial judge refused bail on the grounds he might flee the country or pressure witnesses.
    • In some areas, the bosses tried to close factories, sell their machinery and flee the country.
    • Severe storms caused chaos across the north west and forced thousands of people to flee their homes.
    • Had she not managed to flee the country she is certain she would have suffered the same fate.
    • After three and a half years, his cover was blown and he had to flee the country for his life.
    • Eight people were forced to flee their homes after a fierce fire spread through a row of houses in Merefield.
    • People flee such countries in the hope of finding a better life in safer societies, such as Britain.
    • Anyone who values their sanity or eardrums still has time to flee the country.
    • Scores of people were fleeing the jumbo, jumping from the wings, falling down the chutes and running for their lives.
    • He said more than 200 thatched homes had been burnt down, with scores of people fleeing the area.
    • Most of the people who are fleeing persecution never even get to the next country.