Synonyms and Antonyms of beats a retreat
to hasten away from something dangerous or frightening
- Seeing that they were hopelessly outnumbered, the troops beat a retreat.
bolts, breaks, bugs out, flees, flies, hightails (it), retreats, runs, runs away, runs off, skedaddles
absconds, clears out, decamps, elopes, escapes, gets (away), gets out, lams, lights out, makes off, mizzles [chiefly British], scarpers [British], scats, scrams, skips (out), skirrs
beards, braves, confronts, dares, defies, faces
abides, dwells, hangs around, lingers, remains, stays, sticks around, tarries