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He Backed Out ( did not do the thing that was planned and promised ... )

"He Backed Out"

When you make plans with others then decide to not go, you "back out".

Example: "Didn't Bob say he was coming?" Reply: "Yes, He backed out."

Backing out is not going after planning to go.

Example: "He backed out again, so we just went without him."

Example: "Every time we make plans, you back out."

When people are expecting you and you decide to not participate, you "back out".

Example: "I heard Jonas backed out of the tournament?" Reply: "Yes, he hurt his knee so he could not play."

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