English verb: back away
|1.||back away (communication) make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity|
|Samples||We'll have to crawfish out from meeting with him.|
He backed out of his earlier promise.
The aggressive investment company pulled in its horns.
|Synonyms||back out, crawfish, crawfish out, pull back, pull in one's horns, retreat, withdraw|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s|
|Verb group||draw back, move back, pull away, pull back, recede, retire, retreat, withdraw|