Synonyms of take to one's heels in English:

take to one's heels

See definition of take to one's heels


1‘he shouted a warning and took to his heels’


run away, run off, make a run for it, run for it, take flight, make off, take off, make a break for it, bolt, flee, beat a retreat, beat a hasty retreat, make a quick exit, make one's getaway, escape, head for the hills

informal beat it, clear off, clear out, vamoose, skedaddle, split, cut and run, leg it, hightail it, hotfoot it, show a clean pair of heels, turn tail, scram, hook it, fly the coop, skip off, do a fade

British informal do a runner, scarper, do a bunk

North American informal light out, bug out, cut out, peel out, take a powder, skidoo

Australian informal go through, shoot through

archaic fly, levant


stay put