pike out

I
Australian Slang
leave (the party) early; go back on an arrangement; opt out: 'He piked out on the deal'
II
Kiwi (New Zealand Slang)
to give up when the going gets tough

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  • pike out — [intransitive] australian informal phrasal verb to decide not to do something that you agreed to do Thesaurus: to avoid doing something, or to avoid somethingsynonym to decide not to do or have somethingsynonym Main entry: pike …   Useful english dictionary

  • pike out — withdraw from or go back on (a plan, commitment, or agreement). → pike …   English new terms dictionary

  • Pike out — leave (the party) early; go back on an arrangement; opt out: He piked out on the deal …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • pike out — to give up when the going gets tough …   Kiwi (New Zealand slang)

  • pike out — phrasal verb [intransitive] Australian informal to decide not to do something that you agreed to do …   English dictionary

  • pike — I. /paɪk / (say puyk) noun (plural pike or pikes) 1. → sea pike. 2. any of various large, slender, fierce, voracious freshwater fishes of the Northern Hemisphere, of the genus Esox, having a long snout, especially the northern pike, E. lucius. 3 …   Australian English dictionary

  • pike — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English pīc pickax Date: 13th century 1. pikestaff 1 2. a sharp point or spike; also the tip of a spear • piked adjective II. noun Ety …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pike — pike1 noun (plural same) a long bodied predatory freshwater fish with long teeth. [Esox lucius and related species.] ↘used in names of similar predatory fish, e.g. garpike. Origin ME: from pike2 (because of the fish s pointed jaw). pike2 noun 1》… …   English new terms dictionary

  • pike — I UK [paɪk] / US noun [countable] Word forms pike : singular pike plural pikes or pike 1) a fish that lives in rivers and lakes and eats other fish 2) a weapon used in the past, consisting of a long pole with a blade at one end II UK [paɪk] / US… …   English dictionary

  • Pike Place Market — Pike Place Public Market Historic District U.S. National Register of Historic Places U.S. Historic district …   Wikipedia

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