Synonyms and Antonyms for beat-a-retreat

2. retreat (n.)

(military) withdrawal of troops to a more favorable position to escape the enemy's superior forces or after a defeat

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4. beat (v.)

give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression

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6. beat (v.)

move rhythmically

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7. beat (v.)

shape by beating

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8. beat (v.)

make a rhythmic sound

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9. beat (v.)

glare or strike with great intensity

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10. A (n.)

a metric unit of length equal to one ten billionth of a meter (or 0.0001 micron); used to specify wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation