To retreat is to withdraw or back away, especially from a dangerous or unpleasant situation or from a military engagement.
To run off or away; leave in a hurry
(Intransitive, US) to have a small turning circle
(Colloquial) To leave quickly (often used in the imperative).
To cause to enter; to thrust.
(Slang, former) To beat; hit; strike
To go to bed:
flee; take to one's heels; cut and run
(Computing) To cause (a single character, or all such characters in a string) to be interpreted literally, instead of with any special meaning it would usually have in the same context, often by prefixing with another character.
Find another word for turn-tail. In this page you can discover 19 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for turn-tail, like: desert under fire, make a U-turn, retreat, run-scared, skedaddle, turn-around, turn-on-a-dime, scat, run, scarper and lam.