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Meaning of “back away” in the English Dictionary

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back away

phrasal verb with back uk   us   /bæk/ verb
to ​movebackwards away from something or someone, usually because you are ​frightened: She ​saw that he had a ​gun and ​backed away. to show that you do not ​support a ​plan or ​idea any ​longer and do not ​want to be ​involved with it: The ​government has ​backed away fromplans to ​increasetaxes.
(Definition of back away from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “back away”
in Chinese (Simplified) 后退, 退缩, 不再支持…
in Turkish uzak durmak, bulaşmamak, karışmadığını…
in Russian отступаться…
in Chinese (Traditional) 退後, 退縮, 不再支持…
in Polish wycofać się…
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