Synonyms of 'back away'
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The girls hastily backed away.
He was wounded, but did not retire from the field.
Troops withdrew from the country last March.
As she receded into the distance he waved goodbye.
They were asked to pull back from their positions around the city.
They backed off in horror.
People used to recoil from the idea of getting into debt.
I drew back with a horrified scream.
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Thesaurus for back away from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you back away from a commitment that you made or something that you were involved with in the past , you try to show that you are no longer committed to it or involved with it.