walk back; walk back from; ward off; weasel out; weasel out of

walk * back +
撤銷;撤回;收回
The president walked back his initial comments in the press conference. (總統在記者會上收回他最初的評論)

walk back from +
撤銷;撤回;收回
The dangerous criminal walked back from his confession. (那個危險的罪犯翻供了)

ward * off +
避開;阻止;擋住
A lot of people take vitamin C to ward off colds in the winter. (冬天時許多人服用維他命 C 來預防感冒)
I was given a charm to ward off evil spirits. (我得到了一個護身符,可以驅鬼避邪)

weasel out
推諉,逃避責任
I'm supposed to go on Wednesday, but I am going to weasel out. (我應該在星期三出發,但我要推掉)

weasel out of +
(尤指不誠實地) 推諉,逃避 (答應過的事)
They used an excuse to weasel out of the job. (他們找了個藉口來逃避這項差事)
Although they had signed the contract, they tried to weasel out of the deal one day later. (儘管他們已簽了合約,但一天後他們就試圖逃避這項買賣)

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