back up, back off, back down(verb)
move backwards from a certain position
"The bully had to back down"
chicken out, back off, pull out, back down, bow out(verb)
remove oneself from an obligation
"He bowed out when he heard how much work was involved"
To move backwards away from something.
To become less aggressive, particularly when one had appeared committed to act.
To lower the setting of.
The numerical value of back off in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of back off in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Our objective is a viable solution inside the euro, we will not back off from the red lines we have set.
Because you're you and I'm here, I'll tell you. If I'm at the grocery store or anywhere else I'd be like, 'none of your business; back off,' this is a weave, and I do it myself.
The government's move is a message that it wants to wait and see how far they (lenders) will take it, if they will back off from this unreasonable, inhumane, colonialist package they are proposing.
The Taliban may be trying to slacken the resolve of the military by suggesting that there could be a tremendous human costs to the military offensive and create public pressure on the military to back off from this offensive, but it may actually ricochet on them.
The most important thing is to back off a little for the first week, choose a weight where you will be able to stop several reps short of failure on your sets. The following week you should be able to train at your previous level, assuming the reason for stopping wasn't an illness or injury.
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