1. flee, bolt, elope, escape, fly, take flight, take to flight, take wing, Sl. wing it, Inf. beat it, Inf. skip out, Inf. skip town, Inf. skedaddle, Sl. skidoodle, Sl. skidoo or skiddoo, Sl. vamoose or vamose, Sl. light out; run, run away, run off, take to one's heels, make a quick exit, Rare. fugitate, Inf. take off, Inf. clear out, Inf. make tracks, Inf. cut out, Inf. cut and run, Inf. fly the coop, Sl. split, Sl. scram, Sl. blow, Sl. hightail it, Sl. lam or take it on the lam; retreat, withdraw, decamp, desert, abandon, take oneself, take French leave, quit the scene, make a getaway, beat a retreat, beat a hasty retreat, run for it, turn tail, show the heels, show a clean or extra-light pair of heels; leave, depart, exit, Euph. leave without saying good-bye, Brit. Sl. bugger off.
2. make off, pull out, absquatulate or absquotilate, give or take leg-bail, Sl. bail out, Fig. take the money and run; sneak off or away, creep off or away, steal off or away, slink off or away, slip away, slither away, skulk away, slide off, Sl. mooch off, Sl. duck off, Brit. Sl. mizzle; vanish, disappear, do the disappearing act, Inf. make oneself scarce, Brit. Sl. do a moonlight flit; evade, dodge, elude, bilk, give [s.o.] the slip, lose [s.o.], Sl. duck and run, Sl. dog it, Sl. ditch [s.o.], Sl. shake [s.o.] off.

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  • abscond — ab|scond [əbˈskɔnd, æb US æbˈska:nd] v [i]formal [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: abscondere, from abs away + condere to hide ] 1.) to escape from a place where you are being kept abscond from ▪ The boy absconded from a children s home. 2.) to… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • abscond — verb /əbˈskɒnd,əbˈskɑnd/ a) To hide; to withdraw; to be concealed : ... that very homesickness which, in regular armies, drives so many recruits to abscond at the risk of stripes and of death. b) To depart secretly; to steal away, particularly to …   Wiktionary

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