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Verb: back out  bak awt
  1. Move out of a space backwards
    "He backed out of the driveway"
     
  2. Make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity
    "He backed out of his earlier promise";
    - retreat, pull back, back away, crawfish [N. Amer], crawfish out [N. Amer], pull in one's horns, withdraw, crayfish [US]

Derived forms: backing out, backed out, backs out

Type of: back