back out from (something)(redirected from back somebody out from)
back out from (something)
1. To withdraw from or renege on something, such as a given commitment, promise, plan, or situation. She was considered a strong contender to win the local election, but she backed out from the race at the last minute and continued working as CEO of her company. John was so nervous that he decided to back out from the marriage on the morning of his wedding.
2. To move backwards out of something or some place. Go slowly as you back out from the driveway. I backed out from the room when I realized Mom and Dad were in the middle of an argument.
3. To cause, guide, or direct someone or something to move backwards out of something or some place. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "back" and "out." Would you mind backing the car out from this parking spot for me? The police officer backed us out from the office before we could ask the senator any questions.
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