Synonyms and Antonyms of beaten a retreat
to hasten away from something dangerous or frightening
- Seeing that they were hopelessly outnumbered, the troops beat a retreat.
bolted, broken, bugged out, fled, flown, hightailed (it), retreated, run, run away, run off, skedaddled
absconded, cleared out, decamped, eloped, escaped, got (away) (or gotten (away)), got out (or gotten out), lammed, lit (or lighted out), made off, mizzled [chiefly British], scarpered [British], scatted, scrammed, skipped (out), skirred
bearded, braved, confronted, dared, defied, faced
abided (also abode), dwelled (or dwelt), hung around, lingered, remained, stayed, stuck around, tarried