take flight

Definitions of take flight
  1. verb
    run away quickly
    synonyms: flee, fly
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    break
    make a rupture in the ranks of the enemy or one's own by quitting or fleeing
    stampede
    run away in a stampede
    abscond, absquatulate, bolt, decamp, go off, make off, run off
    run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along
    elope, run off
    run away secretly with one's beloved
    break loose, escape, get away
    run away from confinement
    high-tail
    retreat at full speed
    defect, desert
    desert (a cause, a country or an army), often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or army
    break, break away, break out
    move away or escape suddenly
    escape from, shake, shake off, throw off
    get rid of
    levant
    run off without paying a debt
    bilk, elude, evade
    escape, either physically or mentally
    slip
    move smoothly and easily
    run away
    escape from the control of
    rat
    desert one's party or group of friends, for example, for one's personal advantage
    escape, get away
    remove oneself from a familiar environment, usually for pleasure or diversion
    type of:
    break away, bunk, escape, fly the coop, head for the hills, hightail it, lam, run, run away, scarper, scat, take to the woods, turn tail
    flee; take to one's heels; cut and run
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