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Verb: hightail  'hI,teyl
Usage: N. Amer
  1. Leave as fast as possible
    "We hightailed it when we saw the police walking in"
Verb: high-tail  'hI,teyl
Usage: N. Amer
  1. Retreat at full speed
    "The actress high-tailed to her villa when reporters began to follow her to the restaurant"

Derived forms: high-tails, high-tailing, high-tailed, hightailing, hightails, hightailed

Type of: cut and run, flee, fly, go away, go forth, leave, take flight

Encyclopedia: Hightail