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Verb
Present participle for to turn away from someone or something, in preparation for running away
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“We should have been able to say that we did not turn tail upon our enemies.”
Verb
Present participle for to avoid (something) out of fear
Verb
Present participle for to go back over the same ground that one has traveled
Noun
The action or fact of abandoning or being abandoned
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