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back out

back out(
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to withdraw)
a. echarse atrás
He said he was going to help make dinner, and then he backed out.Dijo que iba a ayudar a preparar la cena y luego se echó atrás.
b. volverse atrás
Robert backed out of the fight when he learned who he'd be boxing.Robert se volvió atrás de la pelea cuando se enteró de con quién iba a boxear.
c. retirarse
I don't feel safe in this neighborhood anymore and I may back out of my lease agreement.Ya no me siento seguro en este barrio y a lo mejor me retiro de mi contrato de arrendamiento.
2. (auotmobile)
a. salir marcha atrás
Stephanie backed out of the garage and drove to work.Stephanie salió marcha atrás del garaje y se dirigió al trabajo.
b. salir de reversa
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
The bus couldn't fit in the tunnel, so it backed out.El camión no cabía en el túnel, por lo que salió de reversa.
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back out
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (move backward)
a. salir de espaldas
2. (in car)
a. salir marcha atrás
3. (withdraw)
a. echarse atrás
to b out of an agreementretirarse de un acuerdo
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back out
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
1 [+vehicle, driver] salir marcha atrás;of de; [+person] salir hacia atrás;of de;
2 [+person] (of team) retirarse;of de; (of deal, duty) echarse atrás;of en;
they are threatening to back out of the deal amenazan con echarse atrás en el trato
poor health has forced the actress to back out of her latest film role
transitive verb
[+vehicle] sacar marcha atrás
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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