cower (away) from (someone or something)

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cower (away) from (someone or something)

To move away from someone or something, usually out of fear. I cowered from the snake and prayed that it wouldn't see me.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

cower (away) from someone or something

to pull away from someone or something in fear. The coyote cowered away from the fire.
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cower from something

to drawback from the fear of something. The wolves cowered from the flames. Some excited hyenas cowered from the lions as they passed by.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The bushman was in mortal fear, led by all his training to expect nothing less than death; yet he did not cower away from them.
Both animals cower away from the man as he hits out again with his hands and his feet.
There is a stigma and fear instilled in society to cower away from knowing their HIV status lest they become shunned.
s3xual victims who are aware of this unhelpful situation will cower away from seeking justice and s3xual offenders will continue to cause havoc.
"We won't cower away from it because we have the sort of guys at Aberdeen who will stand up and look forward to the game.
When asked if he was ready for the job, Carver also added: "I'm not going to cower away from it.
Yet hearing aids cower away from the public gaze: the smaller, the less significant, the better.
Brazier is urging his players to not cower away from the challenge that faces them between now and the end of April.
Unless something is done, people may cower away from taking risk and challenging themselves in new frontiers.
It is a scent that I do not care for much but will not cower away from when it is presented to me - sweetly creeping up on me, playfully tickling my nose, at times coming a step too close for my own comfort.
Deciding to cower away from the chaos, afraid of being bias, advertisements stopped.
But we should not cower away from the gruesome death these young men met.
The court was played CCTV footage, which appeared to show Mr Mahmood cower away from the pair and hide behind the shop counter.
O'Neill was asked if the experience might spook his talisman but the manager knows Larsson is more likely to exorcise those ghosts in front of watching millions than cower away from them.