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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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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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As an urban black male, coming of age during Generation X, he doesn't cower from unabashedly addressing his heart's emotional architecture, and he does it with more than mack daddy acrobatic rhapsodies.