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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, 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

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  1. Pete Buttigieg:

    Joe Biden should be moving 60 % of Joe Biden seapower to that area of the world, joe Biden're not looking for a war, but Joe Biden've got to make clear, Joe Biden are a Pacific power, and Joe Biden are not going to back away.

  2. Dante Lauretta:

    After over a decade of planning, the team is overjoyed at the success of today's sampling attempt, even though we have some work ahead of us to determine the outcome of the event -- the successful contact, the TAGSAM gas firing, and back-away from Asteroid Bennu are major accomplishments for the team. I look forward to analyzing the data to determine the mass of sample collected.

  3. Jeff Tjornehoj:

    Not only did investors back away from domestic issues, but emerging-markets investors also read the tea leaves on higher interest rates, and they pulled money out.

  4. Michael Moreau:

    It's hard to put into words how exciting it was to receive confirmation that the spacecraft successfully touched the surface and fired one of the gas bottles, our first indication of whether we were successful in collecting a sample will come on October 21 when we downlink the back-away movie from the spacecraft.

  5. Richard Truesdall:

    When the stocks are not exceeding average S&P returns or trading below their IPO price, that causes people to back away from the market, there is enough uncertainty and clouds in the horizon that is causing people to be cautious.


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