abscond, absquatulate, beat a retreat, bolt, clear out, cut and run, cut out, decamp, depart, desert, elope, flee, fly, fugitate, go AWOL, hightail, jump, jump bail, levant, make off, make tracks, run, run along, run away
from, run away
with, run for it, run off, show the heels, skedaddle, skip, skip out, slip the cable, take French leave, take flight, take to flight, take wing, turn tail
quail, be cowardly, be a coward, funk, cower, skulk, sneak, flinch, shy, fight shy, slink, turn tail, run away
, show, the white feather.
recede, go, move back, move from, retire, withdraw, shrink, back off, come away, move away, back away, go away, get away, drift away, depart, retreat, move off, stand off, sheer off, fall back, stand aside, run away
, remove, shunt, distance.