hightail

hightail
hightail VERB informal, chiefly N. Amer. move or travel fast.

English terms dictionary. 2015.

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  • hightail it (up) — hightail it ( up/down/along/etc) phrase to go somewhere fast or in an urgent way They came tearing out of the gates and hightailed it up the road. Thesaurus: to move somewhere quicklysynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • hightail it — verb flee; take to one s heels; cut and run If you see this man, run! The burglars escaped before the police showed up • Syn: ↑scat, ↑run, ↑scarper, ↑turn tail, ↑lam, ↑run away, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • hightail — UK [ˈhaɪˌteɪl] / US verb [transitive] Word forms hightail : present tense I/you/we/they hightail he/she/it hightails present participle hightailing past tense hightailed past participle hightailed informal hightail it (up/down/along etc) to go… …   English dictionary

  • hightail — /huy tayl /, v.i. Informal. 1. to go away or leave rapidly: Last we saw of him, he was hightailing down the street. 2. hightail it, hurry; rush; scamper: Hightail it down to the grocery store and buy some bread for lunch. [1885 90, Amer.; HIGH +… …   Universalium

  • hightail it — {v. phr.}, {slang} To travel fast; move rapidly. * /After school, Frank would hightail it home./ * /The two men who held up the bank hightailed it out of town./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hightail it — {v. phr.}, {slang} To travel fast; move rapidly. * /After school, Frank would hightail it home./ * /The two men who held up the bank hightailed it out of town./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hightail it — verb To hurry or run; often, to flee. He started to hightail it out of there, but I stopped him at the door …   Wiktionary

  • hightail — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb Slang. To leave hastily: bolt, get out, run. Informal: clear out, get, hotfoot, skedaddle. Slang: scram, vamoose. Idioms: beat it, hightail it, hotfoot it, make tracks. See APPROACH …   English dictionary for students

  • hightail — high|tail [ˈhaıteıl] v hightail it informal to leave a place quickly ▪ kids hightailing it down the street on their bikes …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hightail — high|tail [ haı,teıl ] verb transitive INFORMAL hightail it (up/down/along etc.) to go somewhere fast or in an urgent way …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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