What is the Meaning of BACK OUT?
for English Language Learners (ELL) – those learning to speak English as a Second Language (ESL), or English as an Additional Language (EAL)
to not keep a promise or commitment
1. They thought they had sold their house, but the purchasers backed out of the deal before the final papers were signed.
2. I know you agreed to go out with her cousin, but she didn’t tell you what he was like. I think you should back out; he’s really strange!
|present participle||BACKING OUT|
|past participle||BACKED OUT|