The phrasal verb back out has a number of different meanings, but the one we are looking at today is “to not do something that you promised to do.” You can back out or back out of something
- Bob promised to take me to the train station, but he backed out at the last minute!
- Jim backed out of the deal to sell me his old bicycle.
How about you? Do you know anyone who has backed out of anything?
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