Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “wimp out”

See all translations

wimp out

informal
verb uk phrasal verb with wimp   /wɪmp/ us  
to decide not to do something because you are too frightened: I was going to do a parachute jump but I wimped out at the last minute.
Translations of “wimp out”
in Chinese (Traditional) 因恐懼而不做……
in Chinese (Simplified) 因恐惧而不做……
(Definition of wimp out from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of wimp out?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

glacial

made or left by a glacier

Word of the Day

Let’s celebrate! (words and phrases for parties)

by Kate Woodford,
December 17, 2014
​​​ With Christmas and New Year almost upon us, we thought it a good time to look at the language of parties and celebrations. First, let’s start with the word ‘party’ itself. To have or throw a party or, less commonly, to give a party is to arrange a party: We’re having a

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More