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run away

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to break loose and leave suddenly, as from confinement or from a difficult or threatening situation

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An old rusty gun-barrel, without a lock, lay in a corner, which the mother put through a small crevice, and the savages, perceiving it, fled.
Now Umslopogaas turned and fled swiftly, bounding over the dead and the wolves who preyed upon them, and the captain followed with uplifted spear, and mocked him as he came.
Thus, on a certain night, they set out to fall upon the kraals of the People of the Axe, where dwelt the chief Jikiza, who was named the Unconquered, and owned the axe Groan- Maker, but when they neared the kraal the wolves turned back and fled.
Even when Mary fled from the shop where she had left her watch, and I had peace of mind to note how thin and worn she had become, as if her baby was grown too big for her slight arms, even then I was light-hearted.
All that night Werper fled farther and farther into the heart of the wilderness.
How long he had fled he did not know, or try to know.
Most of the survivors fled toward the blueberry swamp and took refuge in the forest in that neighborhood.
We fled to the trees as a last refuge, only to be surrounded and killed, family by family.
The boy pursued him, and he, a stranger in the village, fled between two tepees to find himself cornered against a high earth bank.
He fled away to Grey Beaver, behind whose protecting legs he crouched when the bitten boy and the boy's family came, demanding vengeance.
In the consciousness of that, my terror fled as a cruel dream.
And from Sitka, Old Kinoos, who was Young Kinoos in those days, fled away with me, a babe in his arms, along the islands in the midst of the sea.
But Cathullin, beaten and ashamed, fled to hide himself: "bending, weeping, sad and slow, and dragging his long spear behind, Cathullin sank in Cromla's wood, and mourned his fallen friends.
For a moment he stood statuesque but for his sensitively dilating nostrils; then he wheeled and fled noiselessly from the terrifying presence of man.
It was indeed time for that, for as I was about to place my legs through the window, the man had seen me, had bounded to his feet, had sprung--as I foresaw he would--to the door of the ante-chamber, had time to open it, and fled.