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synonyms for turn tail

  • desert under fire
  • make a U-turn
  • retreat
  • run scared
  • skedaddle
  • turn around
  • turn on a dime
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How to use turn tail in a sentence

Turn away from sin and order thy hands aright, and cleanse thy heart from all offence.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
He shall give his mind to turn up furrows, and his care is to give the kine fodder.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
The dog stood with hanging head and tail, as if ashamed he had let so many of his enemies get away unharmed.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
Turn not away thy face from thy neighbour, and of taking away a portion and not restoring.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
Turn we our backs to the cold gloomy north, to the wet windy west, to the dry parching east—on to the south!
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 372, OCTOBER 1846VARIOUS
Acetone is derived from decomposition of diacetic acid, and this in turn from beta-oxybutyric acid by oxidation.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
For better is the iniquity of a man, than a woman doing a good turn, and a woman bringing shame and reproach.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
If now we turn to the higher aspects of form, such as symmetry and proportion, we encounter a difficulty.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
He takes a turn up and down the room, looks at the music, and if the piece interests him, he will call upon you.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
The Arab pricked his ears, swished his long and arched tail viciously, and showed the whites of his eyes.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
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WORDS RELATED TO TURN TAIL

  • backtrack
  • drive back
  • fall back
  • recede
  • regress
  • repel
  • repulse
  • retire
  • retract
  • retreat
  • reverse
  • turn tail
  • withdraw
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.