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Verb: take flight  teyk flIt
  1. Run away quickly
    "He threw down his gun and took flight";
    - flee, fly, cut and run

Derived forms: taking flight, taken flight, takes flight, took flight

Type of: break away, bunk, escape, fly the coop, head for the hills, hightail it, lam [N. Amer], leg it [Brit], run, run away, scarper, scat, take to the woods, turn tail