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When I arrived at Campbell on January 8, 2001, the company had lost half its market value in the prior year. They had to cut costs to the point where they were literally taking the chicken out of chicken noodle soup and the product was no longer competitive.
Douglas Conant

Meaning of "chicken out" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CHICKEN OUT

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CHICKEN OUT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Chicken out is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb chicken out in English.

WHAT DOES CHICKEN OUT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of chicken out in the English dictionary

The definition of chicken out in the dictionary is to fail to do something through fear or lack of conviction.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CHICKEN OUT

PRESENT

Present
I chicken out
you chicken out
he/she/it chickens out
we chicken out
you chicken out
they chicken out
Present continuous
I am chickening out
you are chickening out
he/she/it is chickening out
we are chickening out
you are chickening out
they are chickening out
Present perfect
I have chickened out
you have chickened out
he/she/it has chickened out
we have chickened out
you have chickened out
they have chickened out
Present perfect continuous
I have been chickening out
you have been chickening out
he/she/it has been chickening out
we have been chickening out
you have been chickening out
they have been chickening out
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I chickened out
you chickened out
he/she/it chickened out
we chickened out
you chickened out
they chickened out
Past continuous
I was chickening out
you were chickening out
he/she/it was chickening out
we were chickening out
you were chickening out
they were chickening out
Past perfect
I had chickened out
you had chickened out
he/she/it had chickened out
we had chickened out
you had chickened out
they had chickened out
Past perfect continuous
I had been chickening out
you had been chickening out
he/she/it had been chickening out
we had been chickening out
you had been chickening out
they had been chickening out
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will chicken out
you will chicken out
he/she/it will chicken out
we will chicken out
you will chicken out
they will chicken out
Future continuous
I will be chickening out
you will be chickening out
he/she/it will be chickening out
we will be chickening out
you will be chickening out
they will be chickening out
Future perfect
I will have chickened out
you will have chickened out
he/she/it will have chickened out
we will have chickened out
you will have chickened out
they will have chickened out
Future perfect continuous
I will have been chickening out
you will have been chickening out
he/she/it will have been chickening out
we will have been chickening out
you will have been chickening out
they will have been chickening out
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would chicken out
you would chicken out
he/she/it would chicken out
we would chicken out
you would chicken out
they would chicken out
Conditional continuous
I would be chickening out
you would be chickening out
he/she/it would be chickening out
we would be chickening out
you would be chickening out
they would be chickening out
Conditional perfect
I would have chicken out
you would have chicken out
he/she/it would have chicken out
we would have chicken out
you would have chicken out
they would have chicken out
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been chickening out
you would have been chickening out
he/she/it would have been chickening out
we would have been chickening out
you would have been chickening out
they would have been chickening out
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you chicken out
we let´s chicken out
you chicken out
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to chicken out
Past participle
chickened out
Present Participle
chickening out
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CHICKEN OUT

chickee
chicken
chicken breast
chicken drumstick
chicken feed
chicken fillet
chicken liver
chicken louse
chicken nuggets
chicken run
chicken wire
chicken-breasted
chicken-fried
chicken-fried steak
chicken-hearted
chicken-heartedly
chicken-heartedness
chicken-livered
chickenpox
chickenshit

WORDS THAT END LIKE CHICKEN OUT

burn out
check out
churn out
clean out
eat out
even out
find out
iron out
log out
long drawn out
odd man out
on the way out
pan out
run out
sign out
spin out
straighten out
turn out
win out
worn out

Synonyms and antonyms of chicken out in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «chicken out» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CHICKEN OUT

Find out the translation of chicken out to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of chicken out from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «chicken out» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

临阵退缩
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

salida de pollo
570 millions of speakers

English

chicken out
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

चिकन बाहर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الدجاج خارج
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

курица из
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

frango
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

চিকেন আউট
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

se dégonfler
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

takut
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

kneifen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

鶏のアウト
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

치킨 아웃
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pitik metu
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

gà ra
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கோழி அவுட்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चिकन बाहेर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

çekinmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

chicken out
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kurczak z
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

курка з
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pui afară
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

από κοτόπουλο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

hoender uit
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kyckling ut
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kylling ut
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of chicken out

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CHICKEN OUT»

The term «chicken out» is quite widely used and occupies the 48.535 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CHICKEN OUT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about chicken out

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2 QUOTES WITH «CHICKEN OUT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word chicken out.
1
Douglas Conant
When I arrived at Campbell on January 8, 2001, the company had lost half its market value in the prior year. They had to cut costs to the point where they were literally taking the chicken out of chicken noodle soup and the product was no longer competitive.
2
Star Jones
Yes and, you know, I can't use the nice words anymore because I used to chicken out by using them. I used to call myself plus size, used to call myself chubby. I used to call myself overweight.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CHICKEN OUT»

Discover the use of chicken out in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to chicken out and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Don't Chicken Out
In addition to ballet, Fiona Finkelstein is out to prove she has other talents.
Shawn K. Stout, 2013
2
Chicken Out: The Third Letty Campbell Mystery
As a series of dramatic revelations unfold, Letty is soon embroiled in a dangerous case, involving hidden treasures a mysterious death - and a secret lesbian love affair.
Alma Fritchley, 1999
3
Peter Jennings: A Reporter's Life
Instead we're going to eat the chicken out back. So he says, “First we have to kill the chicken.” Kill the chicken! The only dead chicken I'd ever seen came cellophane-wrapped and was from Perdue. So we're out in the backyard and I hear the ...
Lynn Sherr, Kate Darnton, Kayce Freed Jennings, 2007
4
Blow the Trumpet in Zion!: Global Vision and Action for the ...
But when she pulled the chicken out of the bag, the aroma got caught up on the wings of angels and moved down the alley and captured the attentions and the appetites of the hungry dogs. They came charging down the alley, growling and ...
Iva E. Carruthers, Frederick D. Haynes, Jeremiah A. Wright (Jr.)
5
The Fields of Yesterday
People who could not do that had to resort to laying the chicken out on a block of wood and chopping its head off with a hatchet. Either way you did it you had a headless chicken flopping around with blood flying everywhere. Next was a pan of ...
Alfred Duncan, 2008
6
The Accidental Gourmet: Weeknights: A Year of Fast and ...
MENU Chicken Out 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 11/2 pounds) 2 cloves garlic 1/4 pound fresh mushrooms 3 tablespoons fresh parsley (when chopped) 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons flour 1 teaspoon dried ...
Sally Sondheim, Suzannah Sloan, 2010
7
Love's Game
I started to rush because Iwanted dinner to be at least cooking before she got home. I poured the rice into the pot of boiling water to cook and the broccoli into the other one. I took the chicken out of the oven and poured the boiled soup over it.
Harold L. Turley, 2011
8
Poulet: More Than 50 Remarkable Recipes That Exalt the ...
STORING CHICKEN Don't leave uncooked chicken out on the counter for long periods or let it sit in a hot car. Keep it cold until just before you're going to use it. ( I do ask you, in the recipes here, to let your chicken sit at room temperature for a ...
Cree LeFavour, 2011
9
Twenty-five Years in the Fourth Grade: Reflections of a ...
So she took the chicken out of the bag and out of the plastic and held it in her hands, still not wanting to eat it. When they passed two dogs rummaging in the garbage, the dogs smelled the chicken and growling came over to the lady. The man ...
Joseph L. Borowitz, 2012
10
The Kosher Carnivore: The Ultimate Meat and Poultry Cookbook
Take the chicken out of the fridge. Combine the seasonings in a small bowl (this helps prevent cross contaminating your seasonings while working with the chicken). Take a pinch of seasoning and rub it inside the cavity. Drizzle the oil over the ...
June Hersh, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CHICKEN OUT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term chicken out is used in the context of the following news items.
1
The Practical Tips I've Learned from Watching Ina Garten While at …
... nuggets of wisdom that weave their way into her narrative as she effortlessly pulls a roast chicken out of the oven or frosts a three-layer cake. «Yahoo Food, Jul 15»
2
Mount 7: Bike, ski and fly all in one day on Golden, BC's one-stop …
Ten, nine, eight – if I wait any longer, I'll chicken out. I ski. Screams turn to giggles. I manage a handful of turns before the heavy snow threatens ... «The Globe and Mail, Jul 15»
3
Bubbling with life
From there we move to Japan and at the end of the trip, we plan to climb Mount Fuji. So if I don't chicken out of that last bit, I will come back with ... «Chandigarh Tribune, Jul 15»
4
Why UP governor asking police to find missing hens in indeed …
Even if livestock lifters were cowed by the amazing recovery of a prominent UP politician's buffaloes, they would be unlikely to chicken out in ... «Economic Times, Jul 15»
5
New application for Smithills development should not be allowed
If the planning committee chicken out and allow this new plan then, it shows what a bunch of idiots they are and I fear just what the future holds ... «The Bolton News, Jul 15»
6
McHenry County contestants and directors find meaning in pageants
Some wait for so many years to do it, and so many can chicken out because they don't have confidence. This is what the real world is, and they ... «Northwest Herald, Jul 15»
7
Make-Ahead Fried Chicken
Take a piece of chicken out of the marinade and place it in the bag with the flour mixture. Close the bag and shake it so the chicken is fully coated. (Or, if you are ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
8
U.S. In Talks With Countries Bordering China To 'Confront Beijing'
... everybody has to fight,chicken out mean you will looses everything——-USA????the problem is american citizen in general dont think china ... «ValueWalk, Jul 15»
9
12 Healthy Steps to Follow During the Rains
Chicken Out: Avoid eating non-vegetarian foods from restaurants as it might cause stomach infection. Veggies. 6. Stop Street Treats: Avoid ... «iDiva.com, Jul 15»
10
7 Practical Cooking Tips I Learned From Barefoot Contessa
... nuggets of wisdom that weave their way into her narrative as she effortlessly pulls a roast chicken out of the oven or frosts a three-layer cake. «TIME, Jul 15»

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