1. crayfish, crawfish, crawdad, ecrevisse, shellfish

usage: tiny lobster-like crustaceans usually boiled briefly

2. crayfish, crawfish, crawdad, crawdaddy, decapod crustacean, decapod

usage: small freshwater decapod crustacean that resembles a lobster

3. spiny lobster, langouste, rock lobster, crawfish, crayfish, sea crawfish, lobster

usage: large edible marine crustacean having a spiny carapace but lacking the large pincers of true lobsters


1. retreat, pull back, back out, back away, crawfish, crawfish out, pull in one's horns, withdraw

usage: make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity; "We'll have to crawfish out from meeting with him"; "He backed out of his earlier promise"; "The aggressive investment company pulled in its horns"

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