back away
intransitive verb Date: 1852 to move away (as from a stand on an issue or from a commitment)

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  • back away — verb make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity (Freq. 1) 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 • Syn: ↑retreat, ↑pull back, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • back away — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you back away from a commitment that you made or something that you were involved with in the past, you try to show that you are no longer committed to it or involved with it. [V P from n] The company backed away from plans to… …   English dictionary

  • back away — there s no need to back away he s a very gentle dog Syn: draw back, step back, move away, withdraw, retreat, pull back, give ground; shrink back, cower, quail, quake …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • back away — v. (D; intr.) to back away from * * * (D; intr.) to back away from …   Combinatory dictionary

  • back away — {v.} To act to avoid or lessen one s involvement in something; draw or turn back; retreat. * The townspeople backed away from the building plan when they found out how much it would cost …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • back away — {v.} To act to avoid or lessen one s involvement in something; draw or turn back; retreat. * The townspeople backed away from the building plan when they found out how much it would cost …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • back\ away — v To act to avoid or lessen one s involvement in something; draw or turn back; retreat. * the townspeople backed away from the building plan when they found out how much it would cost …   Словарь американских идиом

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