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Definition of "back away" [back away]

  • To move in a direction opposite where one is facing, keeping some (or most) of your attention on the thing in front being avoided. (verb)

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Use "back away" in a sentence
  • "His cries seemed to throw him back away from the monster furnace, away from the world of golden snakes and moving hillsides and beweaponed machines."
  • "He held his head back away from the car, however, and continued speaking in a louder-than-necessary voice."
  • "In fact, in subsequent days, when Rice tried to back away from the PC decision, Powell repeatedly resisted, working to ensure that when we spoke at the July Ad Hoc Working Group, there would be no ambiguity in what we were saying."
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