Synonyms and Antonyms of turned tail
to hasten away from something dangerous or frightening
- You can't go around starting fights and then turning tail when they don't go your way.
bolted, broke, bugged out, fled, flew, hightailed (it), ran (also chiefly dialectal run), ran away, ran off, retreated, skedaddled
absconded, cleared out, decamped, eloped, escaped, got (away), got 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