edge away

edge away (from someone or something)

to move cautiously away from someone or something. We edged away from the dirty man in the ragged clothes. As others saw the gun, they edged away.
See also: away, edge
References in classic literature ?
Morally, I fear, we must deteriorate - but this is a subject I may wisely edge away from.
On Sundays the churches were open--but where was there a church in which an ill-smelling workingman, with vermin crawling upon his neck, could sit without seeing people edge away and look annoyed?
Chiappe overtook pole-sitter Selio on the 10th lap and began to edge away from his rivals.
But you can't take that edge away and others need to protect Ciftci.
Clancy was part of a four-rider group to edge away in the closing quarter of the race alongside Tobyn Horton, Mike Northey and Jon Mould, although the quartet were caught with two laps to go, setting up a 16-rider dash for the line on Pier Street.
In the section's final game, Warrenpoint Town will strive to edge away from the relegation play-off spot when they travel to the Ballymena Showgrounds (7.
The Hoops hope to edge away from the relegation zone when they face Everton at Goodison tonight.
Maybe we can get a couple of loans in," Redknapp said QPR " are hoping to edge away from the relegation zone when they face Everton at Goodisontonight but Redknapp knows England midfielder Ross Barkley will be a major threat to their ambition of claiming their first away points.
The final was close and Wales trailed 3-0 before rallying to take the lead and slowly edge away to a 13-10 victory and lift the world men's blackball team championship title.
NEWCASTLE United's Women were denied the chance to edge away from the foot of the FA Women's Premier League table as the rain forced their relegation six-pointer at home to Leeds to be postponed.
Summary: London: Faint signs of movement in a US fiscal standoff helped the dollar edge away .
Bond markets were quiet, with Spanish and Italian debt making a little ground, while for currency investors the euro and yen eased against the dollar , which continued to edge away from last week's seven-week low.
As Palmer began to edge away at the front, Burns found himself in a scrap with championship leader Adam Jenkinson and Hudson Kennaugh for the podium spots.
I am going to treat it like a normal tournament, and hopefully the crowd will give me a boost to edge away and get the gold.
You'll wonder if The Giants will edge away from Lord of the Flies territory towards the nastiness of Funny Games.