as in retreat
an act of moving away especially from something difficult, dangerous, or disagreeable the army's orderly withdrawal from the city turned into a rout as the enemy's shock troops surged forward

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“Withdrawal.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/withdrawal. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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