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1. retreat

verb. ['riːˈtriːt'] pull back or move away or backward.

Synonyms

  • pull away
  • fall back
  • move back
  • locomote
  • move
  • draw back
  • pull in one's horns
  • retrograde
  • recede
  • back off
  • go
  • crawfish
  • back away
  • pull back
  • back out
  • crawfish out
  • retire
  • back up
  • withdraw
  • travel

Antonyms

  • advance
  • discontinue
  • refrain
  • closing

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Words that Rhyme with Beat A Retreat

  • uncomplete
  • noncompete
  • indiscreet
  • incomplete
  • vanvliet
  • vanfleet
  • obsolete
  • mistreat
  • marquerite
  • marguerite
  • excrete
  • discrete
  • discreet
  • concrete
  • complete
  • secrete
  • replete
  • downbeat
  • deplete
  • conceit
  • compete
  • bufete
  • bridgette
  • backseat
  • unseat
  • streett
  • street
  • shumeet
  • repeat
  • receipt

2. retreat

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

Synonyms

  • disengagement
  • fallback
  • pullout

Antonyms

  • linger
  • recede
  • ride
  • follow

3. beat

verb. ['ˈbiːt'] come out better in a competition, race, or conflict.

Synonyms

  • vanquish
  • outdo
  • whomp
  • outflank
  • surmount
  • trounce
  • cheat
  • subdue
  • spread-eagle
  • mop up
  • circumvent
  • outperform
  • outplay
  • chouse
  • defeat
  • chicane
  • screw
  • mate
  • whip
  • outwit
  • scoop
  • beat out
  • get the jump
  • best
  • have the best
  • outfox
  • surpass
  • get the best
  • outscore
  • outgo
  • win
  • overcome
  • bat
  • get the better of
  • shaft
  • outsmart
  • overreach
  • get over
  • rout
  • eliminate
  • pip
  • checkmate
  • exceed
  • worst
  • drub
  • spreadeagle
  • shell
  • immobilise
  • cream
  • outfight
  • outstrip
  • jockey
  • trump
  • lick
  • outpoint
  • crush
  • immobilize
  • clobber
  • outmatch
  • walk over
  • master
  • thrash
  • overwhelm
  • overpower
  • rack up

Antonyms

  • untie
  • unfasten
  • dull
  • fill

Etymology

  • beten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beatan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. beat

verb. ['ˈbiːt'] give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression.

Synonyms

  • beat up
  • trounce
  • strap
  • rough up
  • knock out
  • pistol-whip
  • baste
  • belabor
  • whip
  • lambast
  • soak
  • lambaste
  • knock cold
  • work over
  • belabour
  • welt
  • flog
  • larrup
  • spank
  • thresh
  • batter
  • hit
  • slash
  • strong-arm
  • cane
  • lash
  • kayo
  • flail
  • clobber
  • thrash
  • paddle
  • lam

Antonyms

  • leave
  • abstain
  • forceless
  • unlash

Etymology

  • beten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beatan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. beat

verb. ['ˈbiːt'] hit repeatedly.

Synonyms

  • paste
  • strike
  • deck
  • whang
  • knock down
  • beetle
  • hammer
  • bastinado
  • coldcock
  • thrash
  • dump
  • full
  • floor

Antonyms

  • arrive
  • orient
  • disassemble
  • please

Etymology

  • beten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beatan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. beat

verb. ['ˈbiːt'] move rhythmically.

Synonyms

  • pulsate
  • palpitate
  • pulse
  • pound
  • thrash
  • throb
  • move
  • flutter
  • flap

Antonyms

  • dissuade
  • go
  • repel
  • sensitize

Etymology

  • beten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beatan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. beat

verb. ['ˈbiːt'] shape by beating.

Synonyms

  • forge
  • shape
  • work
  • mould
  • hammer
  • form

Antonyms

  • lend oneself
  • disarrange
  • deglycerolize
  • undeceive

Etymology

  • beten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beatan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. beat

verb. ['ˈbiːt'] make a rhythmic sound.

Synonyms

  • go
  • sound
  • thrum

Antonyms

  • be born
  • add
  • begin
  • gladden

Etymology

  • beten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beatan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. beat

noun. ['ˈbiːt'] the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music.

Synonyms

  • musical rhythm
  • rhythm
  • musical time
  • upbeat
  • backbeat
  • downbeat
  • offbeat

Antonyms

  • beginning
  • victory
  • unscrew
  • disjoin

Etymology

  • beten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beatan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. A

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

Synonyms

  • micromicron
  • micromillimeter
  • millimicron
  • picometer
  • nanometer
  • metric linear unit
  • micromillimetre
  • picometre
  • nanometre
  • angstrom unit
  • angstrom

Example sentences of the word beat-a-retreat


1. Noun Phrase
Activate the fogger and beat a retreat, leaving the fogger to do its work as directed by the manufacturer's instructions.

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