back out

Definitions of back out
  1. verb
    move out of a space backwards
    “He backed out of the driveway”
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    type of:
    back
    travel backward
  2. verb
    make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity
    “He backed out of his earlier promise”
    synonyms: back away, crawfish, crawfish out, pull back, pull in one's horns, retreat, withdraw
    draw back, move back, pull away, pull back, recede, retire, retreat, withdraw
    pull back or move away or backward
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