simple past tense and past participle of flee.
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verb (used without object), fled, fleeing.
to run away, as from danger or pursuers; take flight.
to move swiftly; fly; speed.
verb (used with object), fled, fleeing.
to run away from (a place, person, etc.).

before 900; Middle English fleen, Old English flēon; cognate with Old High German flichan (German fliehen), Gothic thliuhan; compare Old English fleogan to fly1

outflee, verb (used with object), outfled, outfleeing.
unfleeing, adjective

flea, flee.

3. evade, escape, avoid, shun, elude.
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fled (flɛd)
the past tense and past participle of flee

flee1 (fliː)
vb , flees, fleeing, fled
1.  to run away from (a place, danger, etc); fly: to flee the country
2.  (intr) to run or move quickly; rush; speed: she fled to the door
[Old English flēon; related to Old Frisian fliā, Old High German fliohan, Gothic thliuhan]

flee2 (fliː)
1.  a Scot word for fly
2.  a Scot word for fly

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Word Origin & History

O.E. fleon "take flight" (contracted class II strong verb; past tense fleah, pp. flogen), from P.Gmc. *thleukhanan (cf. O.H.G. fliohan, O.N. flöja, Du. vlieden, Ger. fliehen, Goth. þliuhan "to flee"), of unknown origin. Not found outside Germanic. Weak pt./pp. fled emerged M.E., under influence
of Scandinavian. O.E. had a trans. form, geflieman "put to flight," which came in handy in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. Related: Fleeing.
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Example sentences
He fled with his captive behind a hastily built barricade where an indignant
  crowd gathered and trapped the two inside.
Much of the sea life that would normally inhabit the area has perished or fled.
Many locals fled from the guerrilla fighters, abandoning farms and leaving the
  area with little farming expertise.
Many had been looted, and the doctors and nurses had fled.
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