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chicken out ‎(third-person singular simple present chickens out, present participle chickening out, simple past and past participle chickened out)

  1. (idiomatic) To shy away from a daring task; to decline, refuse, or avoid something due to fear or uncertainty.
    We almost convinced his dad to ride the roller coaster, but he chickened out when he saw how high it went.

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