The 'back out' group
These verbs are concerned with not doing something you had planned or promised to do, or being reluctant to get involved in something. The activity or situation involved must have been mentioned or indicated.
back away back down back off back out climb down cry off drop out hang back hold back pull back pull out
It's too late, we made a deal and we're exchanging documents, we can't back out now.
After a month of increasingly violent student demonstrations, the government has decided, once again, to climb down.
He invited her to accompany him to the Kempton races and she agreed. But she caught 'flu and had to cry off.
GA's new plan is aimed at galvanising potential buyers who have been holding back for fear of getting caught in the same net.