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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)

    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

  2. back away(verb)

    Synonyms:
    retreat

How to use back away in a sentence?

  1. Unknown:

    Courage is an everyday thing. When we look reality squarely in the eye and refuse to back away from our awareness, we are living courage.

  2. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu:

    If visa liberalization does not follow, we will be forced to back away from the deal on taking back (refugees) and the agreement of March 18.

  3. Ray Conner:

    To not have that, we're just tying one hand behind our back, as far as I'm concerned, the competition is not going to back away from that kind of financing.

  4. Ray Conner:

    To not have that, we’re just tying one hand behind our back, as far as I'm concerned, the competition is not going to back away from that kind of financing.

  5. 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.


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