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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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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He said at times Clare did not recognise her mother Dawn, who suffers from cancer, and cowered away from her in fear.
As her illness worsened, she couldn't recognise mum Dawn and cowered away from her in terror.