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Definitions and Synonyms of turn tail | Another word for turn tail | What is turn tail?

Definition 1: flee; take to one's heels; cut and run - [verb of motion]

Samples where turn tail or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • If you see this man, run!
  • The burglars escaped before the police showed up

Synonyms for turn tail in the sense of this definition

(turn tail is a kind of ...) go away from a place

"At what time does your train leave?" "She didn't leave until midnight" "The ship leaves at midnight"

(... is a kind of turn tail ) run away quickly

"He threw down his gun and fled"

(... is a kind of turn tail ) run away, as if in a panic

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