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intr.v. high·tailed, high·tail·ing, high·tailsIdiom:
To go as fast as possible, especially in fleeing: hightailed out of town.
To hurry or flee.
[From those animals that raise their tails when fleeing.]
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(intr) informal chiefly US and Canadian to go or move in a great hurry. Also: hightail it
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to go away or leave rapidly: Last we saw of him, he was hightailing down the street.Idioms:
hightail it, to hurry.
[1885–90, Amer.; in reference to the raised tails of fleeing animals]
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Past participle: hightailed
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|Verb||1.||hightail - leave as fast as possible; "We hightailed it when we saw the police walking in"|
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vi (US inf) to hightail (it) out of a place → (aus einem Ort) abhauen (inf), → (von or aus einem Ort) verduften (inf)
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