What does back off mean?

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back off

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. back up, back off, back down(verb)

    move backwards from a certain position

    "The bully had to back down"

  2. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. back off(Verb)

    To move backwards away from something.

  2. back off(Verb)

    To become less aggressive, particularly when one had appeared committed to act.

  3. back off(Verb)

    To lower the setting of.

How to pronounce back off?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
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    British
    Karen
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    Veena
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    Indian

How to say back off in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of back off in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of back off in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of back off in a Sentence

  1. Ohio Gov. John Kasich:

    We can’t back off of this, he must go.

  2. Chuck Schumer:

    Maybe he'll back off - let's hope. He's done that before too.

  3. Rachel Notley:

    They can't mess with Alberta, the investors who are behind this pipeline now will not back off.

  4. Chris Cuomo:

    We went to the White House when it happened and Raj whatever-his-name-is didn’t back off the words.

  5. Yannis Dragasakis:

    Our objective is a viable solution inside the euro, we will not back off from the red lines we have set.

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