chicken out phrasal verb

phrasal verb slang disapproving

Definition
to decide not to do something because you are too frightened

I was going to go bungee jumping, but I chickened out.
Collins

chicken out

vi  se dégonfler  → I chickened out at the last moment.      → `Oh, you’re going to chicken out, are you?      → You’re not going to chicken out, are you? fête.’      → I had never ridden on a motor-cycle before. But it was too late to chicken out.      to chicken out of doing sth    se dégonfler au moment de faire qch  → He chickened out of playing when he saw the other team.      He chickened out of asking her to the party.    Il s’est dégonflé au moment de l’inviter à la fête.

Traduction Dictionnaire Collins Anglais – Francais 

wimp out

verb

intransitive verb
: to behave like a wimp : chicken out; especially: to choose the easiest course of action

First Known Use of WIMP OUT

1981

Dictionnaire Collaboratif     Anglais-Français

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adj.
total
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n.
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out-and-out villain
n.
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adv.
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n.
poulet
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n.
lâcheté
chicken-hearted
adj.
peureux
chicken-liver
n.
lâcheté
chicken-livered
adj.
lâche
bantie chicken
n.
poule naine
chargrilled chicken
n.
poulet grillé
chicken breast
n.
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chicken drumstick
n.
pilon de poulet
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n.
élevage de poulets
chicken farmer
n.
éleveur de poulets
chicken farming
n.
élevage de poulets
chicken feed
n.
somme dérisoire
chicken filet
n.
aiguillette de poulet
chicken flu
n.
grippe aviaire
chicken leg
n.
cuisse de poulet
chicken liver
n.
foie de volaille
chicken nugget
n.
nugget de poulet
chicken pastilla
n.
pastilla au poulet
chicken pest
n.
peste aviaire [MED]
chicken pox
n.
varicelle
chicken roll
n.
galantine de poulet
chicken roulade
n.
roulade de poulet
chicken run
n.
poulailler