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Definition of 'back out'


  1. move out of a space backwards; "He backed out of the driveway"
  2. 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"
       Synonyms: retreat pull back back away crawfish crawfish out pull in one's horns withdraw

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