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Take to the woods   /teɪk tu ðə wʊdz/   Listen
Take to the woods

verb
1.
Flee; take to one's heels; cut and run.  Synonyms: break away, bunk, escape, fly the coop, head for the hills, hightail it, lam, run, run away, scarper, scat, turn tail.  "The burglars escaped before the police showed up"






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"Take to the woods" Quotes from Famous Books



... "if you really believe you saw the girl beat it out of the back door and take to the woods, she's probably somewhere in there——" he pointed into the western forest. "But," he added, "what's ...
— The Flaming Jewel • Robert W. Chambers

... on your horse and hurry 'em along, but don't ketch up with 'em if you can help it," said Peasley. "We've got them on the run now. They'll take to the woods an' be darn careful to ...
— A Man for the Ages - A Story of the Builders of Democracy • Irving Bacheller



Words linked to "Take to the woods" :   go forth, leave, flee, go away, skedaddle, take flight, fly



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