back away

verb
backed away; backing away; backs away

Definition of back away

intransitive verb

: to move away (as from a stand on an issue or from a commitment)

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Examples of back away in a Sentence

backed away from the snake very slowly and carefully

First Known Use of back away

1833, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of back away was in 1833

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“Back away.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/back%20away. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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