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To move or act so as to achieve avoidance, escape, or evasion
“The government decision to back out has also been met with widespread criticism by civic chiefs.”
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To take a less aggressive position in a conflict than one previously has or has planned to
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Have second thoughts
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To avoid or shirk, either by failing to perform, or by performing in a grossly insufficient, negligent, or superficial manner
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To resign, or leave, with one's credibility still intact
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Stop doing an activity
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Depart to another place in search of quiet or privacy
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Go back on a promise, undertaking, or contract
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Fail to fulfil an obligation, especially to repay a loan or to appear in a law court
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To set free from entanglement or difficulty
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Abandon one's country or cause in favour of an opposing one
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To put an end to by formal action
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To hasten away from something dangerous or frightening
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