back out

back out  {v. phr.}
1. To move backwards out of a place or enclosure.
Bob slowly backed his car out of the garage.
2. To withdraw from an activity one has promised to carry out.
Jim tried to back out of the engagement with Jane, but she insisted that they get married.
Compare: BEG OFF, GO BACK ON.
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