back off

Definitions of back off

v move backwards from a certain position

back down, back up
Type of:
draw back, move back, pull away, pull back, recede, retire, retreat, withdraw
pull back or move away or backward

v remove oneself from an obligation

back down, bow out, chicken out, pull out
get out, pull out
move out or away
pull out from an agreement, contract, statement, etc.
Type of:
retire, withdraw
lose interest

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