Back out - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈbæk ˈaʊt|
Brit.  |ˈbæk ˈaʊt|  British pronunciation of the word back out

verb

- move out of a space backwards
- make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity (syn: crawfish, retreat, withdraw)

Examples

The opening is too narrow to turn round, you'll have to back out.

If you back out of / from your contract, you will have to pay money to the firm.

...she backed out on her offer to help with the wedding planning...

...they sloped our new driveway too steeply and now my car scrapes bottom whenever I back out onto the street...

It's too late to back out now.

After you've signed the contract, it will be impossible to back out.

The government is trying to back out of its commitment to reduce pollution.

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