(intr, adverb often foll by of) to withdraw (from an agreement, etc)
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How to use back out in a sentence
Before I could apologize to his mother he ran back out to the living room with a poster of his dad and opened it up for me to see.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind | Brin-Jonathan Butler | December 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Who knew explaining how to change a tire and back out of a ditch could be so seductive?The Golden West Up for Grabs: ‘Painted Horses’ Is the Next Great Western Novel | Wendy Smith | November 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Two years ago I pulled it back out and had some new thoughts about it.How The Cold War Endgame Played Out In The Rubble Of The Berlin Wall | William O’Connor | November 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Once they got to the car, Lindsey was going to try to clear a path for his boss to back out.Frat Culture Clashes With Riot Police at Keene, N.H., Pumpkin Festival | Melanie Plenda | October 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Nevertheless, after minimal bed rest, he was sent back out—and then on to a subsequent deployment.
Hundreds of soldiers already lined the streets to keep the crowd back out of the way of the procession.Our Little Korean Cousin | H. Lee M. Pike
Mazaroff was brought back out of the grave of these gloomy reflections by a footman who tendered him a note.The Weight of the Crown | Fred M. White
I stood back out of the way, and the three were prodded into a row in front of the low table.Valley of the Croen | Lee Tarbell
She scowled angrily when she saw the mistress and maid, and Nita bade Lizette drop back out of hearing.They Looked and Loved | Mrs. Alex McVeigh Miller
We'd better work back out, taking a different section of the pack as we do.The Sargasso of Space | Edmond Hamilton
Other Idioms and Phrases with back out
Move or retreat backwards without turning; same as back away, def. 1.
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