1. [ verb ] move out of a space backwards

"He backed out of the driveway"

Related terms: back
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
Similar spelling:   basket