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-fŭgĭo , fūgi, 3, v. n. and
I.a. (freq. and class.).
I. Neutr., to flee back; to run away, flee, escape.
A. Lit.: “ex alto,Caes. B. C. 2, 23; cf.: “ex castris in montem,id. ib. 3, 99 fin.: “ex caede in castra,Hirt. B. G. 8, 36: “ex cursu ad Philippum,Liv. 23, 39: “a Parthiā,Just. 42, 5, 3: “acie refugere,Caes. B. C. 3, 95: “velocissime,id. B. G. 5, 35.— Absol., Caes. B. G. 7, 31; id. B. C. 3, 40; 3, 101; Liv. 2, 50; 31, 36; Verg. A. 12, 449.— With acc. of distance: “mille fugit refugitque vias (cervus),Verg. A. 12, 753: “admissis equis ad suos refugerunt,Caes. B. C. 2, 34: “ad urbem,Liv. 43, 47 fin.: “in portum,Caes. B. C. 3, 24: “in aquam,Liv. 21, 28: “in silvam,Verg. A. 3, 258: “in nemus,id. ib. 6, 472: “intra tecta,id. ib. 7, 500: “per devios tramites,Suet. Aug. 16: “Syracusas,Cic. Verr. 2, 5, 38, § 101: “domum,Suet. Caes. 16. —
2. Of things: refugiat timido sanguen, Enn. ap. Cic. de Or. 3, 58, 218; and id. Fin. 5, 11, 31 (Trag. v. 46 Vahl.): “(sol) ubi medio refugerit orbe,shrinks from sight, Verg. G. 1, 442: “vites a caulibus ut a pestiferis et nocentibus refugere dicuntur,Cic. N. D. 2, 47, 120: refugere oculi, Poët. ap. Cic. Tusc. 3, 12, 26: “quo pridie refugisset (mare),Curt. 9, 9, 26.—
b. Of places, to run back, recede in the distance: “refugit ab litore templum,Verg. A. 3, 536; cf. Plin. 4, 12, 24, § 76: “ex oculis visa refugit humus,flees, disappears, vanishes, Ov. F. 3, 590: “nam praestat a mari longo potius intervallo quam brevi refugisse (villas),Col. 1, 5, 6.—
B. Trop.: “ne recordatione mei casus a consiliis fortibus refugiatis,Cic. Sest. 23, 51: “ab institutā consuetudine,id. Att. 1, 1, 4: “ab hac orationis turpitudine,id. Cael. 17, 41: “a genere hoc toto sermonis,id. de Or. 1, 22, 99: “a dicendo,id. ib. 2, 3, 10: “dum recordationes fugio . . . refugio a te admonendo,id. Att. 12, 18, 1; cf.: “ab iis quae laedunt,Quint. 4, 1, 44: “animus luctu refugit,Verg. A. 2, 12: “refugit animus eaque dicere reformidat,Cic. Phil. 14, 3, 9: possum multa tibi veterum praecépta referre, Ni refugis, if you do not decline (to hear them), Verg. G. 1, 177. —
2. Pregn., to flee, to take refuge with a person or thing: “ad legatos,Cic. Deiot. 11, 32: “in arcem majorem,Liv. 38, 29: “ad planctus,Stat. S. 5, 1, 30: “ad carminis tranquillitatem tamquam ad portum faciliorem,Petr. 118, 2.—
II. Act., to flee back, run away from any thing; to avoid, shun a thing.
B. Trop. (freq. after the Aug. per.): “refugit Foeda ministeria,Verg. A. 7, 618: “vicina jurgia,Hor. Ep. 2, 2, 171: “mandatum opus,Ov. H. 14, 50: “haec vitia,Quint. 4, 2, 43: “delicatam modulandi voluptatem,id. 9, 4, 31: “distinctionem quaestionum,id. 4, 5, 6: “id quod malum casurum putat refugit mens,Varr. L. L. 6, § 48 Miill.: “et alia, quae nunc memoriam meam refugiunt,escape my memory, Col. 12, 52, 8: “mortem natura refugit,Aug. Serm. 172, 1.
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