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retreat US English

(Of an army) withdraw from enemy forces as a result of their superior power or after a defeat

retreat US Thesaurus

the army retreated

beat a retreat US English

Withdraw, typically in order to avoid something unpleasant

beat a retreat in beat US English

Withdraw, typically in order to avoid something unpleasant

beat a hasty retreat in beat US English

Withdraw, typically in order to avoid something unpleasant

beat a (hasty) retreat in beat US Thesaurus

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