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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
  • backtrack
  • drive back
  • fall back
  • recede
  • regress
  • repel
  • repulse
  • retire
  • retract
  • retreat
  • reverse
  • turn tail
  • withdraw

retrocede

verb. back
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