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Verb: take to the woods
Usage: informal
  1. Flee; take to one's heels; cut and run
    "If you see this man, take to the woods!";
    - scat [informal], run, scarper [Brit, informal], turn tail [informal], lam [N. Amer, informal], run away, hightail it [N. Amer, informal], bunk [informal], head for the hills [informal], escape, fly the coop [informal], break away, leg it [Brit, informal]

Derived forms: took to the woods, takes to the woods, taken to the woods, taking to the woods

Type of: go away, go forth, leave, off [informal]