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back out

verb uk phrasal verb with back   /bæk/ us  
B2 to decide not to do something that you had said you would do: You agreed to come. You can't back out now! They backed out of the deal the day before they were due to sign the contract.
Translations of “back out”
in Chinese (Traditional) 食言…
in Russian передумать…
in Turkish vazgeçmek, caymak, planlanan veya üzerinde anlaşılan bir şeyi yapmaktan vazgeçmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 食言…
in Polish wycofać się…
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