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hightail

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Etymology

Refers to behavior of fleeing animals, such as deer, that raise their tail when running away. In calves, the animals are sporting about with their tails in the air, in gay abandon.

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to hightail

Third person singular
hightails

Simple past
hightailed

Past participle
hightailed

Present participle
hightailing

to hightail (third-person singular simple present hightails, present participle hightailing, simple past and past participle hightailed)
  1. To retreat quickly.
    As soon as she arrived, I hightailed it out of there.

Synonyms

(sport about): gambol

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