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back off

Definitions of back off
  1. verb
    move backwards from a certain position
    synonyms: back down, back up
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    type of:
    draw back, move back, pull away, pull back, recede, retire, retreat, withdraw
    pull back or move away or backward
  2. verb
    remove oneself from an obligation
    synonyms: back down, bow out, chicken out, pull out
    get out, pull out
    move out or away
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    types:
    resile
    pull out from an agreement, contract, statement, etc.
    type of:
    retire, withdraw
    lose interest
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