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To move, or to move something away or back - thesaurus

Synonyms

back away

to move away backwards from someone, for example because you are afraid

draw back

to move away from someone

part

verb

to move away from someone or something and leave a space, or to move two things or two sections of a single unit away from each other so that there is a space between them

pull away

to move away from someone who is trying to hold you or touch you

back

verb

to move backwards, or to make someone move backwards

retreat

verb

to move back and cover less of a place

backtrack

verb

to go back in the direction from which you have come

stand aside

to move to one side in order to let someone go past you

scatter

verb

if a group of people or animals scatter, they suddenly move away in different directions

shrink

verb

to move back or away from someone or something, especially because you are frightened or nervous

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back

verb

to make a car move backwards

back off

to move backwards in order to get further away from something

back up

to move backwards a short distance

change

verb

if the wind changes, it starts coming from a different direction

change direction/course

to start moving in a different direction

come away

to move away from someone or something

deflect

verb

if something deflects, or if it is deflected, it starts to move in a different direction, usually because it has hit something

detach yourself (from)

to move away from someone

disperse

verb

if a crowd of people disperses, or if someone disperses it, the people separate and go in different directions

divert

verb

to make something move or travel in a different direction

double back

to turn and go back in the direction that you have come from

draw away

to move away from a person or place

fall back

to move so that you are behind someone or something

fan out

if a group of people fan out, they move forwards and apart in a straight line

fork

verb

British to turn and follow one of the parts that a road, path, or river divides into

jink

verb

Britishinformal to change direction quickly, usually in order to avoid someone or something

make way (for)

to move away so that someone or something can get past you

move/step aside

to move away from someone or something, or to move something or someone away from you

peel off

to start moving in a different direction from the people or vehicles that you are with

pull back

to move your body away from someone who is holding you or touching you

rebound

verb

to hit a surface and then move quickly backwards again

recede

verb

to move back from a high point or level

recede

verb

to move further away

reel

verb

to move backwards quickly

ricochet

noun

a moving object that ricochets, such as a bullet, stone, or ball

ricochet

verb

if a moving object ricochets, it hits a surface at an angle and immediately moves away from it at a different angle

scatter

verb

if something scatters a group of people or animals, it makes them move away in different directions

sheer off

to change direction very suddenly

sidestep

verb

to step quickly to the side

stand back

to move away from something, or to stand at a distance from something, especially something dangerous

swerve

verb

if something such as a vehicle swerves, or if you swerve it, it changes direction suddenly in order to avoid someone or something

turn

verb

to change the direction in which you are moving or travelling

turn

verb

to make something change the direction in which it is moving

veer

verb

to suddenly move in a different direction

wander

verb

to move away from a place where you are usually, or where people expect you to be

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