Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb back_out

2 senses of back out

Sense 1
back out -- (move out of a space backwards; "He backed out of the driveway")
       => back -- (travel backward; "back into the driveway"; "The car backed up and hit the tree")

Sense 2
retreat, pull back, back out, back away, crawfish, crawfish out, pull in one's horns, withdraw -- (make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity; "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")

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