wimp out
intransitive verb Date: 1981 to behave like a wimp ; chicken out; especially to choose the easiest course of action

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • wimp out — intransitive verb (wimped out ; wimped out ; wimping out ; wimps out) Etymology: wimp, noun (herein) + out (I) : to behave like a wimp ; especially : to choose the easiest course of action * * * wimp out …   Useful english dictionary

  • wimp out — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms wimp out : present tense I/you/we/they wimp out he/she/it wimps out present participle wimping out past tense wimped out past participle wimped out informal to decide not to do something because you are… …   English dictionary

  • wimp out — vb to act in a feeble or cowardly manner. A later coinage based on wimp, by analogy with the many phrasal verbs employing out (freak out, weird out, etc.) ► Listen, just pull yourself together; this is no time to wimp out …   Contemporary slang

  • wimp out — Verb. To lose courage. E.g. If you wimp out now, you ll lose all the money you invested …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • wimp out — verb To behave like a wimp. Syn: chicken out See Also: wimpy …   Wiktionary

  • wimp out — withdraw from something in a cowardly way. → wimp …   English new terms dictionary

  • wimp-out — /ˈwɪmp aʊt/ (say wimp owt) noun Colloquial a failure as a result of lack of drive or determination …   Australian English dictionary

  • Wimp out — fail or renege on a commitment as a result of lack of character or determination …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • wimp out — Australian Slang fail or renege on a commitment as a result of lack of character or determination …   English dialects glossary

  • wimp out — 1. v. avoid a task 2. v. cease or stop due to fear or anxiety …   English slang

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