Synonyms and Antonyms of turns 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.
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