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Synonyms for back away

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

    Synonyms:
    recall, retract, call in, draw back, take away, sequester, swallow, withdraw, back out, back away, draw off, remove, seclude, take, retire, draw, take back, pull back, call back, retrograde, crawfish, move back, retreat, sequestrate, recede, bow out, pull away, take out, adjourn, pull in one's horns, unsay, crawfish out, disengage

Wiktionary

  1. back away(verb)

    Synonyms:
    retreat

  2. back away(verb)

    To move in a direction opposite where one is facing, keeping some (or most) of your attention on the thing in front being avoided.

    Synonyms:
    retreat

Words popularity by usage frequency

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#246take
#1651remove
#3350draw
#5370recall
#8206retreat
#10524withdraw
#11883swallow
#12529retire
#26952adjourn
#38092retract
#38684retrograde
#42146crawfish
#63983recede
#69437disengage
#115009sequester
#310890seclude

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