turn tail

Synonyms and related words:
abscond, absquatulate, beat a retreat, bolt, clear out, come about, cut and run, decamp, depart, desert, elope, fetch about, flee, fly, fugitate, go AWOL, go about, heel, jump, jump bail, levant, make off, pivot, pivot about, put about, round, run, run away, run away from, run away with, run for it, run off, show the heels, skedaddle, skip, skip out, slip the cable, spin, swing, swing round, swivel, take French leave, take flight, take to flight, take wing, turn, turn about, turn around, turn round, veer, veer around, wheel, wheel about, whirl

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  • turn tail — verb flee; take to one s heels; cut and run If you see this man, run! The burglars escaped before the police showed up • Syn: ↑scat, ↑run, ↑scarper, ↑lam, ↑run away, ↑hightail it, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • turn tail — verb To flee; to run away; to leave. He was the sort of man who, faced with the prospect of marriage, decided to turn tail and run rather than commit …   Wiktionary

  • turn tail — informal to run away, usually because you are frightened. When I saw him my first impulse was to turn tail and flee …   New idioms dictionary

  • turn tail — phrasal to turn away so as to flee < turned tail and ran > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • turn tail — {v. phr.}, {informal} To run away from trouble or danger. * /When the bully saw my big brother, he turned tail and ran./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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