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English verb: head for the hills

1. head for the hills (motion) flee; take to one's heels; cut and run


SamplesIf you see this man, run!.
The burglars escaped before the police showed up.


Synonymsbreak away, bunk, escape, fly the coop, hightail it, lam, run, run away, scarper, scat, take to the woods, turn tail


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)go away, go forth, leave


Narrower (hyponym)flee, fly, skedaddle, take flight









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