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beaten a retreat

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past participle of beat a retreat

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to hasten away from something dangerous or frightening
  • Seeing that they were hopelessly outnumbered, the troops beat a retreat.

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“Beaten a retreat.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/beaten%20a%20retreat. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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