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back away

verb as in move away backwards

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The Prime Minister was always confident that Scotland would back away if presented with the opportunity to go it alone.

But if Moscow eases up pressure on Assad, he could easily back away from his commitments to hand over his chemical stockpiles.

And typically, the pugnacious New Jerseyan refuses to back away.

Slowly and cautiously, so as to avoid some sort of rock slide--but back away, none the less.

It will be interesting to see whether women start moving back away from Romney after hearing what he and Ryan have in store.

We went winding in and out amongst the trees, and sometimes the vines hung so thick we had to back away and go some other way.

Several tried to back away, and Hans pitched over Tom and both went in a heap.

He hugged the wall and moved back away from the spot where the watcher would be expecting him.

Well, Uncle Wiggily started to jump back away from the door of the little house, but it was too late.

The hours flew until the tug signaled that she must cast loose and back away from the reef.


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On this page you'll find 10 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to back away, such as: back out, backpedal, crawfish, pull back, retreat, and withdraw.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.