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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scat, run, scarper, turn tail, lam, run away, hightail it, bunk, head for the hills, take to the woods, escape, fly the coop, break awayverb

    flee; take to one's heels; cut and run

    "If you see this man, run!"; "The burglars escaped before the police showed up"

    Synonyms:
    course, operate, hunt, fly the coop, work, scat, get off, run away, move, chip, range, break out, run, beat, guide, function, lead, lam, thresh, flow, melt down, track down, break away, head for the hills, extend, hunt down, endure, bunk, take to the woods, consort, execute, feed, break off, break, break loose, bleed, carry, scarper, go, unravel, lean, play, die hard, race, pass, get out, get by, secede, thrash, run for, black market, miss, persist, splinter, incline, draw, hightail it, elude, be given, prevail, campaign, get away, tend, chip off, escape, ladder, ply, come off, flail, melt

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  1. turn tail

    Synonyms:
    [Colloquial.] flee, run away, make off, cut and run

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