Synonyms to desert under fire

back out, abandon, abjure, back down, backpedal, backwater, beat a retreat, beg off, boggle, chicken, chicken out, climb down, crawfish out, cry off, deny, depart from, disavow, discard, disclaim, disengage, disown, draw back, draw off, drop out, eat crow, eat humble pie, evacuate, fall back, falter, forsake, forswear, funk, funk out, get cold feet, give ground, give place, go back, go back on, jettison, jilt, leave, leave behind, leave flat, lose courage, maroon, move back, pull back, pull out, quit, quit cold, recant, renege, renounce, repudiate, resile, retire, retract, retreat, revoke, run back, say goodbye to, scuttle, skedaddle, stand back, stand down, swallow, take back, take leave of, throw over, unsay, vacate, welsh, withdraw, Milquetoast, abject fear, affright, alarm, awe, baby, big baby, blench, blink, blue funk, change color, chicken liver, consternation, coward, cowardice, craven, cringe, curdle the blood, dastard, dismay, disquiet, dread, fear, flinch, fraid-cat, fraidy-cat, freeze, fright, frighten, fu