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Definitions and Synonyms of back out | Another word for back out | What is back out?

Definition 1: make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity - [verb of communication]

Samples where back out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for back out in the sense of this definition

(back out has a similar meaning as ...) pull back or move away or backward

"The enemy withdrew" "The limo pulled away from the curb"

Definition 2: move out of a space backwards - [verb of motion]

Samples where back out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He backed out of the driveway

(back out is a kind of ...) travel backward

"back into the driveway" "The car backed up and hit the tree"

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