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high-tail (v.)

also hightail "move quickly," 1890, U.S. slang, from cattle ranches (animals fleeing with tails up); from high (adj.) + tail (n.). Related: Hightailed; hightailing.

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Definitions of high-tail

high-tail (v.)
retreat at full speed;
The actress high-tailed to her villa when reporters began to follow her to the restaurant
Synonyms: hightail
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