Meaning of hightail

high•tail

Pronunciation: (hī'tāl"), [key]
— v.i. Informal.
  1. to go away or leave rapidly: Last we saw of him, he was hightailing down the street.
  2. hurry; rush; scamper: Hightail it down to the grocery store and buy some bread for lunch.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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