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  Definition of back off
  1. move backwards from a certain position; "The bully had to back down"
  2. remove oneself from an obligation; "He bowed out when he heard how much work was involved"
Similar Words: back up, back down, chicken out, pull out, bow out

 

Hyponyms: resile

 

Grouped Verbs: pull out, get out

 

Derivational Morphology: withdrawal, backdown, climb-down

 

 
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