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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 [informal]

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

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