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Back away   /bæk əwˈeɪ/   Listen
Back away

Make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity.  Synonyms: back out, crawfish, crawfish out, pull back, pull in one's horns, retreat, withdraw.  "He backed out of his earlier promise" , "The aggressive investment company pulled in its horns"

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"Back away" Quotes from Famous Books

... filly?" Old Heck asked, as the outlaw mare sprang back away from the door when the ...
— The Ramblin' Kid • Earl Wayland Bowman

... scout felt his position was still a trying one. His own shooter, though still in hand, was empty. He pointed it and started to back away to the ...
— The Boy Land Boomer - Dick Arbuckle's Adventures in Oklahoma • Ralph Bonehill

... they followed her example. Every woman of them began to make excuses and back away when she looked at that unwashed china. Most of them perjured themselves with the statement that they had come to see about a place ...
— The Van Dwellers - A Strenuous Quest for a Home • Albert Bigelow Paine

... Zeke. The smoothness of his skin turned an ashen colour and the whites of his eyes were rolling. He pushed back away from the doorway and stared at Joe. Gradually the terror began to fade out of his face and it was superseded by a sickly grin. ...
— Stubble • George Looms

Words linked to "Back away" :   move back, recede, pull away, draw back, retire

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