HyperDic: back_out

English > 2 senses of the expression back out:
VERBmotionback outmove out of a space backwards
communicationback out, retreat, pull back, back away, crawfish, crawfish out, pull in one's horns, withdrawmake a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity
English > back out: 2 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningMove out of a space backwards.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
BroaderbackTravel backward
See alsobacktravel backward
English > back out: 2 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningmake a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymsretreat, pull back, back away, crawfish, crawfish out, pull in one's horns, withdraw
Similar towithdraw, retreat, pull away, draw back, recede, pull back, retire, move backpull back or move away or backward
Spanishrecular, retirarse, retirar, suprimir
Catalanrecular, retirar-se, retirar, suprimir

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