chicken out

Definition of chicken out

informal

  1. :  to decide not to do something because one is afraid He was going to ask her on a date, but he chickened out at the last minute.

Word by Word Definitions

chickenplay
  1. :  the common domestic fowl (Gallus gallus) especially when young

    :  its flesh used as food — compare jungle fowl

    :  any of various birds or their young

  1. :  scared

    :  timid, cowardly

    :  insistent on petty details of duty or discipline

  1. :  in a direction away from the inside or center

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

  1. : used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

    :  one who is out of office or power or on the outside

    :  an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball


CHICKEN OUT Defined for Kids

chicken out

verb

Definition of chicken out for Students

chickened out

;

chickening out

  1. :  to become too scared to do something


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