|1.||[ verb ] move out of a space backwards|
"He backed out of the driveway"
|2.||[ verb ] make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity|
|Synonyms:||back_away crawfish_out crawfish withdraw pull_back pull_in_one's_horns retreat|
"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"
|Related terms:||withdraw withdrawer withdrawer|