Definitions for back out

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  1. back out(verb)

    move out of a space backwards

    "He backed out of the driveway"

  2. retreat, pull back, back out, back away, crawfish, crawfish out, pull in one's horns, withdraw(verb)

    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"


  1. back out(Verb)

    To reverse a vehicle from a confined space.

  2. back out(Verb)

    To withdraw from something one has promised to do.

  3. back out(Verb)

    To undo a change.

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