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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.
See also: away, edge
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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.
Cardiff edged away from the drop zone with a 1-0 win at Leicester, Victor Camarasa netting a brilliant injury-time goal after James Maddison had missed a penalty for the hosts.
The Dock had goals from Davies and Nugent last weekend as they edged away from the bottom with a 2-1 win over Alumni (Paterson) and Liverpool Nalgo had a double from Paul O'Hare to thank as they defeated AFC Liverpool (Calvey, Wright) 3-2.
Bumrah struck again as Cummins played a loose shot, which edged away and Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who was at first slip, caught the ninth Australian wicket.
Zaha's side edged away from the relegation zone after the narrow victory but the winger issued a warning to officials after the game.
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 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.