Synonym of retreat

Alternative for retreat

retreats, retreated, retreating

Synonym: fall back, retire, reverse, withdraw,

Antonym: advance,

Noun

An act of moving back or withdrawing
withdrawal flight desertion exit fallback retirement abandonment abdication clearance eviction exiting exodus pullback pullout recession departure egress evacuation extraction katabasis vacation disengagement ebb egression leaving marooning secession pulling back pulling out pull-out drawing out moving out parting leave-taking going away quitting escape going farewell decamping outgo adieu offgoing departing leave decampment resignation passage walking out migration emigration hegira fleeing outgoing goodbye separation stampede lighting out withdrawment expiration dissolution passing recourse falling back ebbing relinquishment drawing alienation taking out setting-out vacation of a place retiral removal going off congé embarkation running away walkout takeoff withdrawing expatriation sailing powder getaway start diaspora outpour outflow outpouring gush setting off starting out setting out taking leave vanishing act setting forth bow out taking off journey disaffiliation break split defection mass departure emptying apostasy going out chicken run depopulation forsaking splitting severance breakaway schism exeunt unpeopling rupture division dissension disunion rift seceding breakup pull-out from flight from retreat from departure from exodus from withdrawal from clearance from disappearance from vacation from splinter group dropping out renunciation surrender expulsion termination giving up valediction deportation shifting vacating notice demission notification tendering standing down stepping down cessation discontinuation stopping dropping rejection waiver dispensation cession desistance discharge quitclaim excretion voiding elimination ejection draining purging voidance egestion defecation clearing emptying out

Noun

A period or place of seclusion for the purposes of prayer and meditation
isolation reclusion retirement seclusion solitude hiding privacy sanctuary sequestration withdrawal remoteness privateness separation separateness aloneness concealment reclusiveness seclusiveness quarantine detachment segregation desolation solitariness aloofness shelter insulation secludedness beleaguerment blockade loneliness quiet ivory tower peace peacefulness quietness secrecy peace and quiet exile lack of disturbance freedom from interference lack of interruption obscurity academic world academe purdah lonesomeness confidentiality clandestineness space discretion penetralia an ivory tower one's space time alone self-sufficiency closeting insularity protection disconnection partitioning shielding monkhood confinement keeping apart setting apart silence loneness singleness waste wilderness wasteland desert emptiness screen exclusion friendlessness cover defence defense Quran retreat prayer retreat meditation retreat bible retreat safeguarding shield cushion safe keeping hiding place spiritual retreat respite liberty latitude freedom breather apartheid relief classified nature private nature repose division partition discrimination dissociation time out ghettoization disunion sorting out exlusion breathing space breathing room splitting up distinctiveness individuality uniqueness character distinction originality particularity peculiarity singularity selfhood individualism difference identity oneness discreteness oddity dissimilarity humor idiosyncrasy temper ipseity air singularness humour eccentricity disposition temperament makeup disconnectedness manner independence selfdom habit seity unlikeness selfness rarity unity nature complexion way

Noun

A trip or a set amount of traveling
journey adventure campaign expedition trip voyage venture pilgrimage course quest crossing journeying odyssey travelling traveling exodus exploration peregrination progress scramble excursion globetrotting jaunt roving transfer travel travels wayfaring approach commutation commute departure drive emigration errand flight migration movement outing passage procession ride route shift slog sortie spin visit walk walkabout constitutional hike lift march beat caravan circuit itinerary junket patrol promenade roaming round run tour transmigration traverse trek vagabondage wandering ramble range safari sally saunter stroll tramp transit vagrancy grand tour period of travelling holiday foray spree hurl hop cruise weekend overnight swing awayday minibreak day out period of traveling airing turn sashay tootle day trip wander amble sojourn vacation break crusade joyride perambulation stop stopover escapade stay exploit voyaging trekking pleasure trip sailing mission getaway whirl traipse trudge experience picnic touring away day day away call time caper stop-off fling survey hitch sail frolic navigation footslog tool roundabout undertaking short journey mystery tour enterprise yomp mosey tarry joy ride pootle round trip event visitation tarriance long journey Sunday drive affair vacay episode emprise lark celebration gest daycation move itineration recce reconnaissance wanderings transport pickup sweep discovery transportation meander cycle breakthrough breakout term stint tenure trips journeys expeditions hajj parade distance traversing escape sabbatical safaris voyages cruising odysseys sightseeing excursions jaunts pilgrimages tours treks hiking schlepp residence roam short trip long weekend plod whistle-stop stump go road bout trick backpacking jet-setting yatra commission operation project assignment rest social call peregrinations gallivanting religious journey holy expedition immigration layover trog journey by foot journey on foot backpack leg stage step cavalcade entrada destination hegira trail circle tour wanderlust globe-trotting flying seafaring biking driving riding mini holiday transition traversal sea change sailing trip boat trip sea trip short break aimless walk long haul plane trip rounds look round look around tour of duty regular journey bounds search hunting expedition field trip hunt incident stunt feat occurrence romp deed risk trial happening hazard performance antic gamble crapshoot speculation chance contingency scene flutter jeopardy endangerment flier flyer

Noun

Time off regular school given to students in order to study for exams
study leave leave sabbatical time off time out break recess holiday furlough leave of absence vacation liberty gap year trip tour holidays respite getaway sojourn stopover rest adjournment hols vac spell schoolie staycation awayday vacay day off acumulated day off rest and recreation layoff fiesta escape intermission R and R mini-break recreation few days off two weeks with pay day of rest long weekend breathing space stop weekend stay R & R tarriance pause leisure minibreak interval absence downtime visit outing free time breathing spell tarry shore leave visitation weekend break call leisure time voyage breather interlude lull half-term residence interruption halt hiatus suspension cessation period of leave cutoff letup stop-off layover accumulated day off personal day sick leave spare time evening interview appointment talk junket lunchtime busman's holiday pleasure amusement mental health day midweek break a few days away weekend away weekend trip look-in annual holiday annual vacation annual break playtime look round look around expedition journey holistay remission school holiday week off month off lapse disruption discontinuation discontinuance rest and recuperation rest and relaxation stoppage away day short break moratorium check bank holiday cut-off hold-up let-up a week off a day off a month off garden leave gardening leave nearcation repose annual leave relief inactivity unemployment retirement convenience peace range freedom ease requiescence scope time decompression spare moment time to spare closure breath temporary closure ten interregnum time-out break-off happy hour temporary cessation of business cessation of business coffee break

Noun

The action of ceasing to resist an opponent or demand
capitulation submission surrender yielding accedence capitulating cession defeat handover relinquishment rendition submitting succumbing acquiescence bowing buckling cave-in conceding fall relenting resignation giving in giving up knuckling under laying down of arms renunciation compliance backing down concession accession abandonment submissiveness about-turn U-turn withdrawal about-face collapse surrendering abdication obedience dutifulness abnegation sacrifice waiver nonresistance prostration biddability docility white flag admission of defeat deference obeisance obsequiousness appeasement compliancy complaisance throwing in the towel truce flag flag of truce caving in vail humiliation agreement quitting humbling oneself cessation dedition delivery laying down one's arms consent acceptance giving way ceding grant transfer loss self-sacrifice denial rebuff repudiation eschewing veto disclaimer quitclaim disavowal eschewal spurning forswearing abjuration demission cancelation renouncement repeal abstention self-denial self-abnegation remission forbearing transferral forgoing transference bequest granting forsaking conveyance waiving handing over cancellation tractability meekness passivity malleability unassertiveness tractableness humility servility manageability non-resistance subjection duteousness patience self-abasement tameness subordination subservience self-effacement conformity bootlicking humbleness passivism recreancy defeatism pliabilty assent cringing rejection refusal disowning foregoing disaffirmation casting aside avoidance forfeiture disallowance deprivation retirement departure signing away release leaving evacuation dispensation termination forfeit desertion retraction refrainment vacation refutation renouncing disclaiming stepping down casting off yielding up doing without going without disgorgement vacating transferal notice forbearance betrayal defection reneging setting aside deferral discontinuation retiral recantation cost reservation postponement tabling stopping dropping backdown nixing stonewall consequence detriment expense notification tendering standing down desistance apostasy palinode disclamation handoff devotion sacrificing dedication commitment departure from offering forfeiting service investment withdrawal from exit from putting in contradiction negation dissent refutal dismissing denunciation disapproval renegement rejecting rebuttal nonacceptance defiance repudiating disconfirmation denegation declination disproof turndown counterstatement dismissal confutation retractation negative adjuration refusing disacknowledgement statement abnegation knock-back controversion thumbs down turning down refraining refusal to acknowledge gainsaying brush-off

Noun

A small room in which a prisoner is locked up or in which a monk or nun sleeps
cell chamber compartment cubicle dungeon lock-up room stall bay cabin cube oubliette prison bullpen cavity enclosure peter tank alcove antechamber bastille booth burrow cage cloister container coop crib crypt den hold keep lockup nook pen receptacle recess tower vault drunk tank jail cell prison cell small room cubbyhole niche corner hole hollow pigeonhole carrel berth closet partition office box section opening apse carriage inglenook jail oriel tabernacle gaol underground cell slot airlock indentation hut cupboard kiosk space workspace desk stockade precinct sukkah repository dispensary pew hutch shed cote cave deckhouse stateroom work area office compartment bedroom roundhouse forecabin quarters bow window part apartment locker pouch pocket sleeping quarters outside cabin part of building small compartment exedra tokonoma aumbry portion place piece subdivision reaches hiding place cove angle crutch secret place ambush cranny embrasure fork mouth socket donjon bocardo calaboose boob underground prison black hole thieves' hole torture chamber hideaway fireplace fireside bower hide-out hearthside crevice grotto aperture hidey-hole gazebo byplace pergola arbour sanctuary quoin arbor summer house shady place ingle hideout gap shelter study anteroom cubby secluded spot shelf label storeroom category conservatory belvedere summerhouse pavilion slit mihrab copse grove leafy shelter thicket dell specialty forte specialization role position speciality tier specialisation shady recess shady retreat

Noun

Bug out

Verb

To retreat from something frightening or dangerous
retire withdraw flee recoil fall back pull out bolt draw back run away skedaddle escape pull back run off recede vamoose beat it fly scram split take off depart evacuate evade run scarper shrink skidoo break go levant skip off turn tail vacate abandon decamp disengage elude fold quit leave run for it back off back away back out clear out cut and run drop back give ground hightail it hook it leg it make off peel out show a clean pair of heels beat a hasty retreat beat a retreat cut out do a runner fly the coop go away go back head for the hills light out make a break for it move away move back take flight bug out do a fade give way make a quick exit make a run for it take a powder do a bunk make one's getaway take to one's heels exit clear off make tracks make oneself scarce absent oneself go off shy away get away scoot bail out push off shove off abscond hightail make an exit begone get going cower remove repair abstract oneself set off set out betake oneself bug off run along take a hike disappear flinch shrink back start out buzz off move slope off get get lost walk out get out adjourn take leave absent yourself make yourself scarce up sticks cringe bail blow desert shrink away do a disappearing act go through shoot through step along be off move out take it on the lam draw away hit the road flit go out blench regress drop out scat part push on get under way take your leave pack up pack off pike off pike out rack off move along hit the trail bog off make your escape check out lose ground break camp surrender yield balk vanish lam book avoid duck out shun grovel scamper shoo peel off dig out sally forth get off hamba voetsak quail be gone avaunt head off walk off step on it move off naff off on your bike sod off pack one's bags take a long walk on a short pier sling one's hook go jump in the lake say one's goodbyes take to your heels haul off get along be on one's way be on your way nick off make your getaway sling your hook hop it be off with you go and jump in the lake baulk step back give up make a move hide skip start proceed take oneself git step out clear slip away break out of steal away say goodbye opt out leave for betake yourself make a break make a start seclude oneself return make a getaway take wing make quick exit hop the twig push along get stuffed take yourself off pop off get moving hop the stick go backward pull away backpedal crawfish quake retract tear off resile issue exeunt kite duck egress dodge alight shirk spread blanch range cruise fade away go offstage wend mosey make like a tree and get out of here make like a tree and leave separate distance oneself jump hotfoot hasten away run from flake off sneak away make one's way make for skip out free oneself break out bust out extricate oneself step on the gas make one's escape go to one's room shut oneself away in do vanishing act bid farewell take one's leave hotfoot it sneak off make one's departure sell turn away be lost hasten spur scurry hustle speed race expedite zip dart dash rush whiz hurry go on the lam do a Skase depart suddenly take French leave do a moonlight flit go AWOL absquatulate straggle wince turn around run scared spring abstract sell out sell up hurry up make time make haste move fast kick rocks retrograde back regroup ebb retrocede ditch dump go your way go and chase yourself get out of my sight turn on a dime make a U-turn desert under fire disassociate dissociate squinch shake a leg go like lightning get a move on run out on delink jump back walk out on cop out cut loose kiss goodbye leave high and dry drop behind lag behind fall behind slow down abandon ship pull the plug weasel out make a dash for it leave in the lurch leave flat run like scared rabbit leave holding the bag refuse slink huddle boggle spring back shudder scruple crouch start back jerk back give back transfer pass resign head for journey retreat to resort hie process abdicate migrate emigrate sally advance absent troop retire to go to adjourn to betake oneself to wend one's way to depart for set off for take off for withdraw to remove to go forth set forth pack your bags blast off move on march out hit the bricks draw retreat from shut oneself away move out of retire from bow out embark withdraw from set sail depart from abscond from make exit from escape from pull stakes forsake travel head sail set forward go away from relocate haul away be gone from pull out of strike out tear away drag away defect elope break free bound bustle break loose get free head out remove oneself career shift slip out absent oneself from disappear from run away from get out of burst out move abroad bear transmigrate walk begin one's journey stir renounce empty walk away slip relinquish emerge double part company make a escape cut go from clear out from cast off say one's farewells decamp from flee from take your leave of fly from ride off break away set out from leave port give the slip step down move from do a vanishing act leave suddenly play hooky get away with pull up stakes make getaway take off from wriggle out take on the lam work out of take oneself off from go scot-free uproot commence begin take to flight put forth leave in a hurry start off drift wander amble canter skiddoo gallop course barrel go forward go to hell say adieu immigrate bust sign out have it away make away set about get on the road maroon march break up say farewell budge from go out of shift from stand surety post security strand void conk out dedomicile get on your bike get out of someone's clutches break away from make good one's escape slip through your fingers dog it flow off-load ship shove leap take one's farewells resettle run out take a walk go absent without leave go missing go west put up bail obtain somebody's release make a move from run for the hills skidaddle displace transport break off ease out ship out move about flit from leave hastily defect from leave abruptly circumvent split up quit the scene go their separate ways go separate ways trek storm off go off in a huff make a sudden departure get up and go storm out flounce out go one's ways make one's farewells beat off hurry away move overseas bail out from clear from pull out from head out from yeet bolt from move house disengage from slope off from take yourself off from come away leave your country start a new life do a bunk from take one's leave of sunder out burst out of break loose from come out make one's escape from sprint aim beeline scramble shoot scuttle steer veer run off from move out from make vacant make empty eject from secede become independent gain autonomy divide off disaffiliate motor stand down hand in one's notice step aside give notice pack in relinquish one's position end part with drop discard discontinue put out leave harbour leave dock finish raise sail put to sea put out to sea hoist sail make headway weigh anchor hoist the blue peter be done with brush off bail from drop out of bow out of check out from break off with say goodbye to walk out of blow off run along from cast aside step aside from call it quits

Verb

To return to a former or less developed state
regress revert deteriorate degenerate lapse ebb relapse retrogress backslide decline return wane worsen retrograde subside atrophy crumble decay descend devolve drop fall recede rot sink slump drift back fall off go backwards recidivate retrocede sink back slip back fall away get worse go downhill fall back go back go to pot lose ground lose headway move back roll back throw back turn back turn the clock back go to the dogs slide slip go down the toilet fade collapse hit the skids fail diminish go down the tubes go to rack and ruin wither weaken disintegrate degrade languish depreciate disimprove grow worse dwindle flag wilt go to the pack droop become worse waste away stagnate be in decline fall apart break down lessen decrease waste go to pieces take a turn for the worse spoil debilitate sag impair go die lower go bad corrode wear away fall to pieces go to seed perish vitiate debase lag emaciate nosedive dilapidate become debilitated dissolve slacken skid moulder lose quality deprave become dilapidated die out break up molder grow weak be the worse for wear go down go from bad to worse decompose shrink move backward shrivel contract pall fade away depress damage corrupt reduce run to seed pejorate suffer become emaciated make something worse take a nosedive fall into disrepair be handicapped appear in a poor light be at disadvantage drop off be damaged be impaired be shown to disadvantage hit rock bottom reach depths come apart at the seams dry up become shrunken shrivel up injure adulterate alloy mar break undermine be neglected die on vine come apart at seams become enfeebled lose it be worse for wear turn pervert demoralise warp debauch demoralize stain be on one's deathbed be giving up the ghost be slipping away be about to die be in extremis become moribund have one foot in the grave be at death's door be on one's last legs be breathing one's last be approaching death wither away fall into decay pass disappear sicken vanish moderate abate discontinue elapse stop expire close halt quit evanesce finish end conclude terminate cease determine bate putrefy break off melt away dead-end die away come to an end leave off run out run low wink out fade out let up ease off die down grow less go dead pack in wind up peter out go into decline be on your last legs fall apart at the seams

Verb

Annul, cancel a command
countermand undo abolish abrogate annul cancel override overturn quash repeal rescind retract reverse revoke scrap withdraw invalidate negate nullify overrule veto avoid ax axe disaffirm discharge ditch recall take back vacate vitiate disannul dump set aside stop back-pedal on backtrack on do away with declare null and void go against do a U-turn on knock on the head recant disown renounce repudiate unsay abjure disavow disclaim deny abnegate renege foreswear forswear row back on renege on apologise nig back out of welsh change one's tune exclude fall back suspend go back on back down eat your words eat one's words call off change one's mind take in rule out back out eliminate forget it reel in recede withcall have change of heart do an about-turn on back off apologize retrograde retrocede draw back void null strike down dissolve roll back render invalid obviate abate disallow nix overthrow render null and void remove terminate wipe out lift kill obliterate scrub dismantle drop rule against end annihilate call back make void put an end to discontinue reject dismiss abort erase expunge abandon backpedal neutralize neutralise black out cut discard efface delete throw out offset cry off rub out X-out zap cancel out declare invalid stamp out blot out cast aside weasel out blue pencil make null and void bring to an end take out upset alter call refuse get rid of extinguish counterorder outvote chop subvert prohibit deracinate disestablish supersede torpedo suppress make ineffective blackball countercheck redress trash ignore censor renig squash disqualify counteract give something the chop root out sweep away snuff out knock something on the head counterbalance wash out put down turn down go back on one's word relax discount raise destroy eradicate declare exterminate junk backwater forget disregard disobey dishonour extirpate shed break off watergate jettison weaken undermine purge omit dishonor wangle out dominate flout prevail defy defeat predominate KO blow edit black waive excise bottle up cork up shut down hush up countervail rebut get off the hook refuse to fulfil relinquish apostatize forsake liquidate dispense with clean up pull the plug crawl out of trample underfoot ride roughshod over elide dele put the lid on put damper on unfit impair circumduct blow sky-high render meaningless scratch confine restrict compensate limit dial back backtrack contradict worm out of worm out opt out shoot down stand down throw over trample upon inhibit finish squelch knock out finish off do in call in ban phase out remit bring to naught call all bets off close down take off forbid cross out strike out X out pull back take away break put kibosh on put the kibosh on ink out blank out block out x out blue-pencil stroke out put a line through edit out white out retire refute redline change overset down prostrate counterpoise turf belay bar debar embargo contravene oppose frustrate ding belie disprove impugn traverse stonewall cross bleep proscribe block rebuff knock down bring down break with render inert wipe slate clean turn thumbs down fly in the face of throw say no to taboo preclude zing outlaw disacknowledge pass on keep back give the thumbs down to shut out

Verb

To give in or succumb to pressure
knuckle under surrender capitulate submit succumb yield accede concede fall relent acquiesce bow budge quit blink accept defer back down give up give in cave in admit defeat be defeated be overcome concede defeat fall in line give way raise the white flag throw in the towel lay down one's arms throw in the sponge climb down throw in your hand fold comply cede buckle under show the white flag cry uncle accept defeat wave the white flag lay down your arms abandon bend resign crumble fall victim be beaten be overwhelmed knuckle kowtow lay down arms say uncle toss it in let go go under give up the struggle put up white flag buckle pack it in cave truckle relinquish deliver adapt indulge agree hand over assent do a U-turn comply with do an about-turn eat crow roll over be overcome by go down lay down be conquered by give in to be overwhelmed by come to terms go along with change your mind resign yourself be beaten by give yourself up chuck it in bow to something bow to someone give away the store throw up one's hands throw up the sponge be submissive hoist the white flag bend the knee resign oneself humble oneself surrender to give ground give oneself over fold up be conquered suffer defeat cry quits break turn over abdicate turn in call it quits adhere show white flag compromise change act in accordance with cooperate with heed acquiesce in observe be servile concur with conform retract eat one's words fall to pieces be overthrown by lie down pass into enemy hands be destroyed by fall victim to be defeated by be a casualty to lose one's position to be smitten by be taken by be overthrown pass into the hands of eat dirt be vanquished by give oneself up entrust consign leave forego soften play dead eat humble pie melt proffer stop drop lose despair desist tender cease waive present forswear collapse backpedal unbend weaken leave off pull out hand in bail out cut out chicken out bow out honour respect honor forbear have mercy come round be deferential knuckleunder adjust admit cringe fawn bow to accommodate agree with obey be merciful become merciful die away slow agree to something mellow out come around sympathise give quarter show pity allow something let it happen admit something give some slack let happen concede something change one's mind lay back sympathize have pity become lenient cool it go easy on take a softer line show mercy ease up on lighten up withdraw give make concessions recoil consent back out retire recede balk wimp out beg off yield to give way to commit transfer hand back off pass renege grant vest crack render trust fail delegate pull back baulk cancel cop out recant crumple back away transmit backtrack intrust concur go back on back pedal lose your nerve welsh draw back be the loser come off second-best be bested by keel get cold feet wuss out have no stomach for worm out weasel out bottle it funk out wiggle out shy from approve be trounced be vanquished lose out give over cough up come up short give oneself up to lose oneself in go to pieces see eye to eye pay homage vail confer shrink die of subscribe remit bestow be converted drop out bottle out indulge in crap out pike on waver hesitate vacillate subjugate genuflect deliver up subdue shy away go backward move away lose oneself to be persuaded ease off ease up turn yellow scratch think better of something avoid blow it off be converted to be persuaded by be won over demur fink out reconsider commend row back do an about-face sing a different song eat your words have second thoughts admit that one is wrong retract one's words take back hold back be won over by touch drop back come to grief default get the worst take a licking have the worst be worsted fall short mollify relax disarm founder disintegrate sever sign over admit you were wrong have no fight left withdraw from agreement or statement suffer be humbled come a cropper be taken to cleaners meet one's Waterloo crash out be outdistanced take a beating run away retrograde fall back back regroup ebb retrocede give back affect move let go of render up break down break up make over drop a bundle forgive wallow in come apart fall apart break apart fall apart at the seams come apart at the seams give rein to abandon oneself to give free rein to

Verb

To take refuge or seclude oneself

Verb

To retreat from something frightening or dangerous
make tracks dash rush bolt scurry race shoot fly hare speed career hurtle run scuttle hurry zip zoom tear hasten belt pelt trot barrel whisk bomb bundle scoot bustle hustle blast buzz hie motor blaze blow breeze cannonball careen drive nip rocket rustle travel whirl chase jet step bowl hurl rip hump jump ram course highball skedaddle flee break hotfoot it crack on hightail it bug out run away run off get a move on step on it post shake a leg sprint dart scamper charge whizz scramble go like lightning leg it gallop bound scutter beetle streak flash make haste hurry up skip move quickly whip expedite whiz get the lead out go hell for leather cut along get cracking boogie haste fleet barrel along go like a bat out of hell beat it skitter jog speed up be quick go fast accelerate whoosh vroom beeline spur move shift bucket hightail wheech pace flit burn rubber clip go like the clappers go quickly get your skates on make time smoke lay rubber move along wing cover ground press push leap tear along spurt plunge waste no time dispatch express whip around not lose a minute burn take wing lope pound go jogtrot double sweep dogtrot move forward move rapidly pass by trip proceed amble tear out canter stampede go like the wind scorch go by stir one's stumps progress spring hop it hotfoot sail scud put on some speed skirr vamoose split leave scat press on push on lose no time quicken make yourself scarce move fast clear out go away bestir dig in turn on steam step on gas make short work of roll sally put foot yeet fast-track whish burst get a wiggle on bullet get moving zap swoop spank along bowl along dive skim steam rattle along hop thrust flow lunge dance bounce stream prance gambol frisk flutter caper put one's foot down surge buck float propel pour bulldoze gush force fling jostle send cannon drift strike slide lollop plough cavort bob jab boil spiral thump heave plow prod rage lash poke advance punch whack steer make off spout stick go like a bomb cascade romp swirl spew really move whip along slip fuss patter storm coast stride sink sloosh dig pump swoosh contend tool glide ride frolic shove waltz skate slither skite stir waft stab vie take flight power dust kite throw oneself go headlong launch oneself pitch soar pass glissade go like a bullet descend decline railroad set in motion belt along tiptoe graze butt bomb along smooth along hippety-hop put in motion steamroll cause to move walk traverse get emit go briskly step lively roll along run like the wind crack start catapult crash smash shuffle crawl climb hurdle go like lighting rack outstrip whistle squirt flood tumble run slowly launch scatter run fast festinate march go jogging roar go at top speed make a run for it rush at steamroller blitz get on it make it snappy rush off speed away light out run very fast busily hop along step along lurch curvet eddy rush headlong gather momentum move apace move like greased lightning flicker gear up bowl over go all out rush around be busy busy yourself go rapidly drive fast flick put on a burst of speed run like mad run lightly slip away be off like a shot billow book it chuck it down ricochet carom glance wind gust brush freewheel cruise head plunge ahead tear up the miles go at breakneck speed go like greased lightning flitter be on the go tread lightly ghost hammer flirt sashay move smoothly impel play slide along elbow strive bump barge shoulder nudge jolt jam hover make depart lob bang knock screw pop off insert bear down push hard push forward boost attack slink dip buffet drum beat set out set forth head off set off make a break take off duck out scrabble jackhammer smite batter sock aim cut bear veer drill bore twack pop wham go forward move ahead go on make headway go ahead forge ahead tilt jockey for position tilt at compete contest battle fight rival take part in a race face off take part

Verb

Seclude or shut up in a convent or monastery
cloister confine closet seclude sequester isolate shelter shut away withdraw withdraw from the world insulate separate segregate screen quarantine cut off keep apart retire cocoon island close off shut off set apart protect cover conceal evict blockade ostracize immure boycott enclose embargo shield cushion defend detach safeguard ostracise remove exclude hide keep safe keep from harm sequestrate look after care for take care of shut up lock up save tape treat inlay fill coat line wad closet oneself shut oneself away withdraw oneself cut oneself off seclude oneself draw back set off set oneself apart remove oneself segregate oneself enisle secrete hide oneself away shut oneself off isolate oneself wrap up in cotton wool divorce alienate distance disconnect break up disunite estrange cordon off seal off split up abstract disengage sever rope off fence off sunder keep out screen off part divide tape off partition off curtain off keep in solitude form a ring around block off put a cordon sanitaire around split off pull out keep away close block barricade distinguish seal sort out dissociate set aside differentiate separate off separate out single out sift filter out identify encircle surround cordon clog shut in impede dam put to one side restrict shut turn off bar rope choose select fence divide off section off sift out weed out limit partition put at a distance bound circumscribe mark disaffect demarcate winnow disaffiliate antagonize alien sour disgruntle leave drive apart turn away disassociate set against wean break away antagonise mark out set at odds avoid break with mark off withdraw from make unfriendly push away set at variance make hostile to drive a wedge between turn your back on separate the wheat from the chaff move away maroon pick out pick on pluck out cut cordon something off rend strand stop halt stipulate specify extract sieve shut something off ghettoize find set something apart encompass circle get rid of discriminate against ghettoise shy sunder out ferret out make hostile withhold free engird gird girdle compass lose decouple ring-fence pinpoint typify characterize sort dissatisfy disillusion disunify disenchant split divert delink drive away thresh divide up set at odds with cause antagonism between sow dissension between put on the outs destroy the affections of sever connections between quit defect winnow out delimit characterise break from place far off walk away keep at arm's length become estranged secede from form a ring round form a barrier around bust up part company with sever connections with define make something stand out determine appropriate dedicate put aside reach a parting of the ways keep on one side reserve break off relations with fix demark terminate delineate draw establish discriminate distinguish between sow dissension break off make indifferent come between withdraw the affections of

Antonym of retreat

retreat Idiom, Proverb

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