Definition of hightail in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhʌɪteɪl/


[no object, with adverbial of direction] informal, chiefly North American
Move or travel fast: they hightailed it to India
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  • Well, he sure did look surprised at my honesty, but, thank goodness, he wasn't hightailing out that door.
  • Then I hightailed across town to see ‘King of Stains’ at Bats, where Gibby played the most unlikeable character ever, and so well!
  • ‘I'm very proud of where I'm from,’ he said in 1963, two years after he'd hightailed out.

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