Definition of chicken out phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

chicken out

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb Brave
 
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Phrasal Verbs

chicken out

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chicken out of of doing something

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chicken out of something

 
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(informal) to decide not to do something because you are afraid You’re not going to chicken out, are you? Kim put my name down for a sponsored parachute jump but I chickened out at the last moment. See related entries: Brave
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