(idiom) To shy away from a daring task; to decline, refuse, or avoid something due to fear or uncertainty.
We almost convinced his mom to ride the roller coaster, but she chickened out when she saw how high it went.
- French: se dégonfler, lí¢cher
Spanish: acobardarse, ciscarse (italbrac, Mexico), achicarse (italbrac, River Plate region)
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