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wimp out (of something)

Sl. to chicken out (of something); to get out of something difficult, inconvenient, or dangerous, leaving others to carry the burden. Come on! Don't wimp out now that there's all this work to be done. Ted wimped out on us.
See also: out, wimp

wimp out

v. Slang
To withdraw from a commitment or course of action because of cowardice or insecurity: I don't want to stand in line for the roller coaster if you're going to wimp out at the last minute.
See also: out, wimp

wimp

1. mod. windows, icons, mouse pointer. (Usually WIMP. Acronym. Refers to a computer system, such as Macintosh or Microsoft Windows, with an elaborate user interface including resizable windows, clever icons, and a movable mouse. The term implies that such systems are for computer weaklings.) I am happier with a computer system that doesn’t have all that WIMP stuff.
2. n. a weak and retiring person; a square. What a wimp. People walk all over her.

wimp out (of something)

in. to chicken out (of something); to get out of something, leaving others to carry the burden. Come on! Don’t wimp out now that there’s all this work to be done.
See also: of, out, wimp

wimp out

verb
See also: out, wimp
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She says that WIMPs may interact differently with xenon than they do with silicon, germanium and sodium iodide, which make up the detectors in other experiments.
When WiMP opens for all on March 3rd, all registererd users may try the service without cost for 30 days.
If the signals were caused by WIMPs, McCarthy estimates the dark matter particle would weigh about 10 times the mass of the proton, well below many theoretical estimates.
With two independent excuses for believing in WIMPs, scientists and funding agencies deemed it worthwhile to conduct experiments to search for them.
The new data point to a WIMP with a mass in the range of 7-11 billion electronvolts.
When an ex-public school, ex-rent-boy, ex-dope fiend, yogapractising luvvie and friend to the world's biggest fag hags defines you as a wimp, you know you're doing something right.
When a WIMP smacks into the nucleus of a gold atom, the nucleus would recoil through hundreds of DNA strands, cutting the ones it hits in precise locations.
Particle physics theory points toward weakly interacting massive particles, or WIMPs, as one of the most likely candidates.
MacDonald insisted she and her team were not superstitious, saying: "We're not wimps.
These trips aren't for wimps,'' the site proclaims.
Explaining the architecture of the cosmos requires vast amounts of dark matter; observations and calculations suggest that the Milky Way galaxy, home to the solar system, sits within a huge cloud of weakly interacting massive particles, conveniently acronymized as WIMPs.
The possible WIMPs were caught in the experiment's crystals of germanium and silicon, which are chilled to nearly absolute zero (-273.
It's for wallies, wastrels and wimps, the kind of gutless punters who looks both ways before crossing their legs.
As the name suggests, WIMPs don't generally mingle with ordinary matter.
And it was a breath of fresh air to watch women play strong, senior characters instead of stereotypical helpless wimps who inevitably fall and sprain their ankle whenever there's a chase.