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  • v. To reverse a vehicle from a confined space.
  • v. To withdraw from something one has agreed to do.
  • v. To undo a change.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity
  • v. move out of a space backwards


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  • For all I knew I had leg-ruddered the skimmer around and was headed back out to sea.

    Raven Rise

  • Sure enough, after he was paroled, he and Bonnie Parker shot their way into the prison, then shot their way back out with five convicts in tow, whom they packed into a stolen car and successfully escaped with.

    Jolie Blon’s Bounce

  • In thirty minutes I was strolling back out the door, feeling tired as hell but looking damn good with my hair moussed and curly as hell around my face, wearing a black suede strapless dress with a short leather trench and boots.

    Real wifeys

  • Bierregaard and others went back out with their mist nets and their traps, this time to study the consequences of insularization.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • Sadie came over then and pulled us both back out onto the dance floor for a girls-only slow dance where we all hugged in a circle and laughed through the whole song.

    Kiss It

  • While Patout screamed and his girlfriend wadded the sheet and tried to close his wound, the intruder calmly climbed back out the window into the darkness, at the same time folding his knife and slipping it into his back pocket.

    Jolie Blon’s Bounce

  • The deputies went back out the door, which was still open as Barry and Mr. Hindley worked.

    Whispers At Midnight

  • I walked around to the side of the stone-front restaurant and leaned against the building waiting for Dyme to finally walk his no-good ass out the restaurant and back out of my life.

    Real wifeys

  • Ms. Ling slipped her arm around Taylors shoulders and helped her back out into the hallway.


  • Upon hearing this good newsto which the word good was hardly sufficientI stripped down to my Sorel snow boots, stepped back out into the 5-degree air, and jogged around the house, barking my shins badly on a pile of lumber buried in the snow.

    The Italian Summer


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