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turn tail

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  • verbturn and run away
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Synonyms for turn tail

verb turn and run away
  • desert under fire
  • make a U-turn
  • retreat
  • run scared
  • skedaddle
  • turn around
  • turn on a dime

More words related to turn tail

back

verb. put in reverse direction

retreat

verb. pull back, go away

retreated

verb. pull back, go away

retreating

verb. pull back, go away

retreats

verb. pull back, go away

retrocede

verb. back
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