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Verb: turn tail  turn teyl
  1. Flee; take to one's heels; cut and run
    "If you see this man, turn tail!";
    - scat, run, scarper, lam [N. Amer], run away, hightail it, bunk, head for the hills, take to the woods, escape, fly the coop, break away, leg it [Brit]

Derived forms: turned tail, turns tail, turning tail

Type of: go away, go forth, leave