edge away

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edge away

To move slowly away from someone or something. I didn't want to agitate the dog any further, so I just edged away.
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edge away (from someone or something)

to move cautiously away from someone or something. We edged away from the dirty man in the ragged clothes. As others saw the gun, they edged away.
See also: away, edge
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On the left the woods were still thick, but the road edged away from them and wound over the open.
He edged away, hanging his head, for a few steps, and then suddenly ran off with ex- traordinary fleetness.
Perhaps, in his previous days' wanderings, he had edged away too far to the left.
The bear edged away to one side, growling menacingly, himself appalled by this mysterious creature that appeared upright and unafraid.
At the foot of Kennington Lane they had edged away to the left through Bond Street and Miles Street.
The girl shook her head and edged away from the man--toward the door.
He edged away at once, not looking up even; and Razumov saw his gaunt, shabby, famine-stricken figure cross the street obliquely with lowered head and that peculiar exact motion of the feet.
The unnerved brain edged away from all the outside, as a raw horse, once rowelled, sidles from the spur.
The 47-year-old has subsequently edged away from that stance and admitted he was not sure of his future as he spoke following the 1-0 loss on Monday.
The Liverpool Harrier edged away in the final stages to break the tape in 14 minutes and 48 seconds with Kay just seven seconds behind.
McManus edged away a four to bring up the bonus point before tail wickets fell and Hampshire lost four for 14 runs, with Berg caught at first slip, Crane comprehensively bowled and McManus sweeping to deep mid-wicket.
The Belgian, who also won stage two on Sunday, edged away from the pack - which was reduced to around 20 riders following a crash - to
Bay took the points 21-5 and edged away from the relegation zone.
In their first season in the top flight, they have beaten Chelsea and Manchester United, edged away from the bottom three - losing only two of their past 12 league games - and are in the FA Cup fifth round.
Oil stocks such as BP and Royal Dutch Shell recovered as oil prices edged away from multi-year lows on Tuesday.