back out

  1. (intr, adverb often foll by of) to withdraw (from an agreement, etc)

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How to use back out in a sentence

  • 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

back out

Move or retreat backwards without turning; same as back away, def. 1.

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