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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of hightail.


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  • Shoving the startled boy aside, I jumped over Freddy's outstretched leg and hightailed it back down the pier, toward the lights, tourists and safety.

    Myrtle Beach Daze

  • When she escaped criminal prosecution, she hightailed it to Waukesha where she ran for county clerk in the conservative county in 2002.

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  • James will be remembered as the guy who hightailed out of Cleveland so he could be 1B to Dwayne Wade.

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  • They had managed to resolve the problem without too much of a delay and he had hightailed it out of there.

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  • We hightailed it back to the party with much breathless, silly giggling more likely to come from young teens, not a pack of middle-aged writers.

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  • So I hightailed it back to the mainland and took a bus into a paramilitary narco-zone in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.

    Finding Peace in Colombia

  • All these "true politicians" are so passionate about global warming that they hightailed it back to DC before any form of agreement was reached, so that they could beat the snow storm and make sure that our hero Nancy could get on another military aircraft to be flown home (non-stop of course) again at great expense to the taxpayer and to the atmosphere.

    Obama aide: Copenhagen accord 'a great step forward'

  • Finally I found a generic business hotel in midtown with a room—three stars as opposed to the negative six-star hotel I was in—and I hightailed it out of there in time to get a few hours of sleep before my 7 a.m. start time.

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  • She was a little taken aback by that but hightailed it over there, anyway.

    The Priest

  • Steve set down the two shots and hightailed it away.

    Mercy Kill


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