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chicken out

infml
phrasal verb with chicken verb
to decide not to do something because you are too frightened: We were going to go bungee jumping, but Sandra chickened out at the last minute.
Translations of “chicken out”
in Chinese (Traditional) (因害怕而)退縮,放棄…
in Russian струсить…
in Turkish tırsmak, korkup vazgeçmek, ürküp caymak…
in Chinese (Simplified) (因害怕而)退缩,放弃…
in Polish stchórzyć…
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