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English verb: back away

1. back away (communication) make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity


SamplesWe'll have to crawfish out from meeting with him.
He backed out of his earlier promise.
The aggressive investment company pulled in its horns.


Synonymsback out, crawfish, crawfish out, pull back, pull in one's horns, retreat, withdraw


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Verb groupdraw back, move back, pull away, pull back, recede, retire, retreat, withdraw









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